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accepted What are the key differences between the Western and Eastern Christianity?
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comment What are the key differences between the Western and Eastern Christianity?
@Daи Thank you for the astounding answer! I really appreciate it, especially for clearing things up (between Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Nestorianism mainly). Now I have to apologize for needing a year just to revisit this question... however I'm curious, 1) is the difference between East & West persist from ante-Nicene period through the Christological controversies and even modern time? 2) Is there any stark contrast between the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Nestorianism themselves (or does this inquiry deserve a new question)?
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comment Why do the Abrahamic religions tend to keep sexuality in the private sphere?
Sorry for the late reply! I have tried to reply in the chat chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/9975/…
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comment Why do the Abrahamic religions tend to keep sexuality in the private sphere?
I apologize if I did not translate this well into English, but I was not asking about the commonality between the three Abrahamic religions. My question was on, how, albeit diverging social context that Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad had to face, they successfully developed a teaching which maintained sexuality in the private sphere? What conditions that drove them into such teaching? What conditions that make this possible in their era? My question was not theological, but rather, social-historical. :)
Aug
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comment Why do the Abrahamic religions tend to keep sexuality in the private sphere?
Something 'new' did happen (if that is the correct term on it), especially during the period of Islam. Unlike Christianity which developed much in urban areas, Islam started as a religion with tribe affiliation, and then developed as a, to borrow Lewellen's scheme of political anthropology, chiefdom. Though they might share similar theological basis (there are still differences to be outlined here though), they both have much different social-historical context. They developed with different ways, but successfully maintained the teaching of limiting sexuality to the private sphere.
Aug
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comment Why do the Abrahamic religions tend to keep sexuality in the private sphere?
There's an example in the case of Islam, regarding Islamic teaching of zakat (charity), it is because during the time of Muhammad, Islam was challenging the status quo maintained by the Quraysh elites. Zakat was developed as a methods to distribute wealth in an egalitarian way, and to prevent wealth only distributed among the elites. That kind of social context was the one that I was asking. :)
Aug
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comment Why do the Abrahamic religions tend to keep sexuality in the private sphere?
Thanks for the answer, @Vector. :) There are similarities between the three religions, I agree, though I guess the core similarities needs further explanation. Regarding what I am asking, I was looking more to the social context rather than the theological context. What I meant was: what kind of social conditions (in Canaan, Nazareth, and Mecca) that served as a background to the development of such teaching regarding sexuality?
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comment Why did Christianity survive at all?
Interesting historical answer...
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