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Author Peters, F. E. (Francis E.)

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

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2004.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    201.4 PET    Available
Edition New ed.
Description xix, 237 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Princeton classic editions
Princeton classic editions.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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 "F.E. Peters, a scholar 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. 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Local Note PAS: A copy of this title was provided by the American Library Association, Public Programs Office, Bridging Cultures, Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Collection.
Subject Judaism -- History -- To 1500.
Islam -- History -- To 1500.
American Library Association. Public Programs Office. Bridging Cultures, Muslim Journeys.
ISBN 0691120412 cloth alkaline paper
9780691120416 cloth alkaline paper
0691127697 alkaline paper
9780691127699 alkaline paper

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