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Jews Christians Muslims

Author : John Corrigan
ISBN : 9781317346999
Genre : Religion
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Thematic examination of monotheistic religions The second edition of Jews, Christians, Muslims: A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions, compares Judaism, Christianity, and Islam using seven common themes which are equally relevant to each tradition. Provoking critical thinking, this text addresses the cultural framework of religious meanings and explores the similarities and differences among Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as it explains the ongoing process of interpretation in each religion. The book is designed for courses in Western and World Religions.
Category: Religion

Towards A Jewish Christian Muslim Theology

Author : David B. Burrell
ISBN : 9781444395792
Genre : Religion
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Towards a Jewish-Christian-Muslim Theology delineates the ways that Christianity, Islam, and the Jewish tradition have moved towards each another over the centuries and points to new pathways for contemporary theological work. Explores the development of the three Abrahamic traditions, brilliantly showing the way in which they have struggled with similar issues over the centuries Shows how the approach of each tradition can be used comparatively by the other traditions to illuminate and develop their own thinking Written by a renowned writer in philosophical theology, widely acclaimed for his comparative thinking on Jewish and Islamic theology A very timely book which moves forward the discussion at a period of intense inter-religious dialogue
Category: Religion


Author : Leonard Swidler
ISBN : 1585955876
Genre : Religion
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Author Leonard Swidler himself is one of the American originators of the term trialogue (words among three persons), and here he raises it to a new level as he shares the podium with professors Reuven Firestone and Khalid Duran. These three professors, beginning with Firestone and Judaism, present their faith traditions and the challenges as well as possibilities for genuine trialogue. Each offers invaluable insights into the ways they share Hebraic roots and Abrahamic traditions and how their beliefs and practices have evolved through the centuries up to and including the present. Throughout the text, readers are encouraged to pause for reflection and/or discussion of the key points presented by the authors. This is a fascinating, enlightening, and highly recommended introduction to these three great faith traditions and how they evolved and are practiced today.
Category: Religion

The Monotheists Jews Christians And Muslims In Conflict And Competition Volume Ii

Author : F. E. Peters
ISBN : 9781400825714
Genre : Religion
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The world's three great monotheistic religions have spent most of their historical careers in conflict or competition with each other. And yet in fact they sprung from the same spiritual roots and have been nurtured in the same historical soil. This book--an extraordinarily comprehensive and approachable comparative introduction to these religions--seeks not so much to demonstrate the truth of this thesis as to illustrate it. Frank Peters, one of the world's foremost experts on the monotheistic faiths, takes Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and after briefly tracing the roots of each, places them side by side to show both their similarities and their differences. Volume I, The Peoples of God, tells the story of the foundation and formation of the three monotheistic communities, of their visible, historical presence. Volume II, The Words and Will of God, is devoted to their inner life, the spirit that animates and regulates them. Peters takes us to where these religions live: their scriptures, laws, institutions, and intentions; how each seeks to worship God and achieve salvation; and how they deal with their own (orthodox and heterodox) and with others (the goyim, the pagans, the infidels). Throughout, he measures--but never judges--one religion against the other. The prose is supple, the method rigorous. This is a remarkably cohesive, informative, and accessible narrative reflecting a lifetime of study by a single recognized authority in all three fields. The Monotheists is a magisterial comparison, for students and general readers as well as scholars, of the parties to one of the most troubling issues of today--the fierce, sometimes productive and often destructive, competition among the world's monotheists, the siblings called Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
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Cultures In Conflict

Author : Bernard Lewis
ISBN : 0195102835
Genre : Religion
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Hailed as "the doyen of Middle Eastern studies" in The New York Times Book Review, Bernard Lewis stands at the height of his field. "To read Mr. Lewis," wrote Fouad Ajami in The Wall Street Journal, "is to be taken through a treacherous terrain by the coolest and most reassuring of guides. You are in the hands of the Islamic world's foremost living historian." Now this sure-handed guide takes us through treacherous terrain indeed--the events of 1492, a year laden with epic events and riven by political debate.With elegance and erudition, Lewis explores that climactic year as a clash of civilizations--a clash not only of the New World and the Old, but also of Christendom and Islam, of Europe and the rest. In the same year that Columbus set sail across the Atlantic, he reminds us, the Spanish monarchy captured Granada, the last Muslim stronghold on the peninsula, and also expelled the Jews. Lewis uses these three epochal events to explore the nature of the European-Islamic conflict, placing the voyages of discovery in a striking new context. He traces Christian Europe's path from being a primitive backwater on the edges of the vast, cosmopolitan Caliphate, through the heightening rivalry of the two religions, to the triumph of the West over Islam, examining the factors behind their changing fortunes and cultural qualities.Balanced and insightful, this far-reaching discussion of the encounters between Islam, the West, and the globe provides a new understanding of the distant events that gave shape to the modern world.
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Christians Muslims And Jews In Medieval And Early Modern Spain

Author : Mark D. Meyerson
ISBN : 9780268087265
Genre : History
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This collection spans both the medieval and early modern period, describing the developments and day-to-day realities of relations between Jews, Muslims and Christians in Spain from the 9th to the 16th centuries. The essays discuss the historiography and the issues raised by the constantly shifting balance of ethnoreligious power, intellectual contact between cultures and social identity throughout the Iberian peninsula.
Category: History

Jews Christians And Muslims In The Mediterranean World After 1492

Author : Alisa Meyuhas Ginio
ISBN : 9781135299743
Genre : History
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The expulsion of the Jews, and later the Muslims from the Iberian Peninsula marked the beginning of a new era in the life of the Mediterranean world. The articles in this volume discuss the aftermath of the crucial historical events that took place in the Mediterranean world in 1492, focusing on the social, economic and cultural consequences of these occurrences.
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Author : Karl-Josef Kuschel
ISBN : UOM:39015034881584
Genre : History
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In a world of too much hostility, latent or manifest, between Christian and Muslims, Muslims and Jews, and Christians and Jews, and an increase in fundamentalism and extremism, this book presents a new vision for peace between the religions.
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Jews Christians And Muslims In Encounter

Author : Edward Kessler
ISBN : 9780334047155
Genre : Religion
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This book addresses the state of play in Jewish-Christian relations as well as reflections on the more recent encounter with Islam. It brings together a number of inter-related themes in the writings of Ed Kessler, starting in 1998. Part One, 'Jewish-Christian Relations: status questionis', explores some of the key issues in modern Jewish-Christian relations including Christian antisemitism and the Holocaust, the significance and impact of Israel, theological controversies such as mission as well as Jewish responses to changing Christian attitudes. Part Two, 'Jews, Christians and the Bible', traces different biblical stories and figures, from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, demonstrating Jewish-Christian contact and controversy. Both Jews and Christians lived - and continue to live - in a biblically orientated culture, sharing a sacred text, and more surprisingly, a common exegetical tradition. One consequence of this shared tradition is an ability to deal with some of the more problematic and polemical biblical texts. Part Three, 'Jews, Christians and Muslims', explores the encounter with Islam, including topics associated with history and memory, as well as interpretations of similar scriptural stories. It begins with Jewish approaches to Christianity and Islam, followed by an analysis of the interpretations of one shared story, the Sacrifice of Abraham's son. It ends with reflections on contemporary relations between the three Abrahamic faiths.
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