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The children of Abraham : Judaism, Christianity, Islam

Author: F E Peters
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2006.
Series: Princeton classic editions
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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Traces the three faiths from the sixth century BC, when the Jews returned to Palestine from exile in Babylonia, to the time in the Middle Ages when they approached their present form. This title  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F E Peters
ISBN: 9780691127699 0691127697
OCLC Number: 757239093
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2005
Description: xix, 237 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword by John L.Esposito ix Preface to the New Edition xv Preface xvii INTRODUCTION The Scriptures: Some Preliminary Notions 1 CHAPTER ONE The Promise and the Heirs 7 CHAPTER TWO A Contested Inheritance 21 CHAPTER THREE Community and Hierarchy 41 CHAPTER FOUR The Law 67 CHAPTER FIVE Scripture and Tradition 85 CHAPTER SIX The Worship of God 103 CHAPTER SEVEN Renunciation and Aspiration 116 CHAPTER EIGHT Thinking and Talking about God 138 EPILOGUE Sacred History 167 Notes 173 Glossary 213 Index 227
Series Title: Princeton classic editions
Responsibility: F.E. Peters ; with a foreword by John L. Esposito.

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