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Encounters of the children of Abraham from ancient to modern times

Author: Antti Laato; Pekka Lindqvist
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: Studies on the Children of Abraham, v. 1.
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Christianity, Judaism and Islam - the Children of Abraham - constitute the spiritual foundations of Western civilization. They affect the interactions of entire nations and individuals, though their history is often understood as one of conflict and controversy. The present volume documents past encounters and confrontations, though it also shows that the history of the three faiths is not merely one of conflict but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antti Laato; Pekka Lindqvist
ISBN: 9789004187283 9004187286
OCLC Number: 647901925
Description: x, 330 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Interreligious dialogue : theoretical viewpoints. The realm of the between : reflections on interpersonal relatedness / Ruth Illman --
Basics of the theology of religions / Hans-Olof Kvist --
pt. 2. Biblical interpretation and its impact. Right to life and Jewish-Christian ethics in the Roman world : a case study of the fighting men and the unhappy birth / Erkki Koskenniemi --
"Brother Esau?" : Esau in rabbinic midrash / Gerhard Langer --
pt. 3. Encounters and confrontations between the children of Abraham in late antiquity. Justin Martyr encounters Judaism / Antti Laato --
Rabbinic literature and Christian scriptures / Jacob Neusner --
Rabbinic reactions to the Christianization of Roman Palestine : a survey of recent research / Günter Stemberger --
Less antagonistic nuances in the early Jewish attitude towards Christianity / Pekka Lindqvist --
pt. 4. Encounters and confrontations between the children of Abraham in the Middle Age. The open and the closed in early Muslim society / David Thomas --
The palace of Hisham and 8th century, C.E. iconoclasm / Mikko Louhivuori --
Transmission of late antique culture into Islamic culture / Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila --
The connections between Muslims and Jews in the field of science in the Middle Ages / Mariano Gómez-Aranda --
On the infusion of philosophy into medieval Jewish thought / Hannu Töyrylä --
Mystical encounters : Jewish, Christian and Muslim mystics in 13th-14th century Spain / Felicia Waldman --
pt. 5. Cultural encounters between the children of Abraham in modern times. Mission among Jews and Muslims in Mahabad : strategies of the German Orient Mission in Iran / Martin Tamcke --
Abraham : conflicting interpretations and symbol of peaceful cooperation / Pim Valkenberg.
Series Title: Studies on the Children of Abraham, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Antti Laato, Pekka Lindqvist.

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The 16 contributions to this volume, written by scholars from various fields of religious studies, lead the reader to comprehend the plurality of interreligious encounters, hostile yet also peaceful,  Read more...

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