Although Judaism, Christianity, and Islamic religions all originated in the same geographic location and share similar beliefs, they differ in culture, tradition, and values. Christianity and Judaism both read from the Old Testament, but their interpretations differ. Judaism and Islam both believe that icons should not be represented but their art is different in various ways. All three religions have distinct places of worship, although when Muslims conquered Spain, much of their artwork was assimilated into Christian representations. These cultures have defined their own, distinct religions, and their artwork is a major characteristic of each unique religion.
"The Clash of Civilizations,"
Reason and Respect: Vol. 4
, Article 9.
Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/rr/vol4/iss1/9