The children of Abraham : Judaism, Christianity, Islam / F.E. Peters ; with a foreword by John L. Esposito.

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  • 4 copies at Anderson County Library System.

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Anderson - Anderson Main Library 201.4 Peters F. (Text) 25503202 NonFiction Available -
Anderson - Anderson Main Library 201.4 Peters F. (Text) 27150523 NonFiction Available -
 Presented by: the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, 2013. [ SM/TS 04-04-2013 @ ACL-MAIN ]
Anderson - Pendleton Branch 201.4 Peters F. (Text) 27150770 NonFiction Available -
 Presented by: the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, 2013. [ SM/TS 04-04-2013 @ ACL-MAIN ]
Anderson - Powdersville Branch 201.4 Peters F. (Text) 27093871 NonFiction Available -
 Presented by: the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, 2013. [ SM/TS 04-04-2013 @ ACL-MAIN ]

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780691120416 (hc)
  • ISBN: 0691120412 (hc)
  • Physical Description: xix, 237 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: New ed.
  • Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2004.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction : the scripture : some preliminary notions -- The promise and the heirs -- A contested inheritance -- Community and hierarchy -- The Law -- Scripture and tradition -- The worship of God -- Renunciation and aspiration -- Thinking and talking about God -- Epilogue : sacred history.
Summary, etc.: Peters has rethought and thoroughly rewritten his classic The Children of Abraham at a time when the understanding of these three religious traditions has taken on a new and critical urgency. He 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. He points out that all three faith groups, whom the Muslims themselves refer to as "People of the Book," share much common ground. Most notably, each embraces the practice of worshipping a God who intervenes in history on behalf of His people.
Subject: Judaism > History > To 1500.
Christianity.
Islam > History > To 1500.