Which of the following is the correct chronological order, from earliest to latest, of the origins of the religions listed here?
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Place the origins of these religious traditions in historical context:
- Buddhism was based on the teachings of Buddha in India hundreds of years before the rise of Christianity.
- The Christian religion, which grew out of Judaism, was based on the teachings of Jesus Christ in Palestine during the first century C.E. (standing for "Common Era").
- Islam drew from both the Jewish and Christian traditions. It was introduced in the Arabian Peninsula by the prophet Muhammad. During the seventh and eighth centuries, Islam expanded rapidly into Africa, Asia, and Europe.
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Buddhism, Christianity, Islam
Buddhism, Islam, Christianity
Christianity, Buddhism, Islam
Christianity, Islam, Buddhism
Islam, Christianity, Buddhism
To answer this question you need to know an important chronological sequence in world history: in what order major world religions developed. Buddhism developed in the sixth century B.C.E., Christianity in the first and second centuries C.E., and Islam in the seventh century C.E. Therefore the only correct response can be (A).