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The children of Abraham : Judaism, Christianity, Islam

Summary: "F. E. Peters, a scholar without peer in the comparative study of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, revisits his pioneering work after twenty-five years. Peters has rethought and thoroughly rewritten his classic The Children of Abraham for a new generation of readers-at a time when the understanding of these three religious traditions has taken on a new and critical urgency." "Peters traces the three faiths from the sixth century B.C. when the Jews returned to Palestine from exile in Babylonia, to the time in the Middle Ages when they approached their present form. The book's text is direct and accessible with thorough and nuanced discussions of each of the three religions. Updated footnotes provide the reader with expert guidance into the highly complex issues that lie between every line of this stunning and timely new edition of The Children of Abraham. Book jacket."--Jacket

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  • OCLC: on1030816968
  • ISBN: 1400889707
  • ISBN: 9781400889709
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 237 pages)
  • Edition: New Princeton Classics paperback edition.
  • Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2018.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface to the Princeton Classics Edition -- Preface -- Introduction. The Scriptures: Some Preliminary Notions -- Chapter one. The Promise and the Heirs -- Chapter two. A Contested Inheritance -- Chapter three. Community and Hierarchy -- Chapter four. The Law -- Chapter five. Scripture and Tradition -- Chapter six. The Worship of God -- Chapter seven. Renunciation and Aspiration -- Chapter eight. Thinking and Talking about God -- Epilogue: Sacred History -- Notes -- Glossary -- Index
Subject: Islam -- History -- To 1500
Judaism -- History -- To 1500

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