Abrahamic Faiths Ethnicity And Ethnic Conflicts

Author: Paul Peachey
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"This study of religions is concerned with the tension which can be generated from these sources and the resources which religions bring to their resolution. Especially it looks to the common Abrahamic roots of the three "religions of the book": Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Throughout it looks for the complex dialects of unity in diversity, and diversity in unity."

The Abrahamic Faiths

Author: Jerald Dirks
ISBN: 9781590080313
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The Abrahamic Religions A Very Short Introduction

Author: Charles L. Cohen
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190654341
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In the book of Genesis, God bestows a new name upon Abram--Abraham, a father of many nations. With this name and his Covenant, Abraham would become the patriarch of three of the world's major religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Connected by their mutual--if differentiated--veneration of the One God proclaimed by Abraham, these traditions share much beyond their origins in the ancient Israel of the Old Testament. This Very Short Introduction explores the intertwined histories of these monotheistic religions, from the emergence of Christianity and Islam to the violence of the Crusades and the cultural exchanges of al-Andalus. Each religion continues to be shaped by this history but has also reacted to the forces of modernity and politics. Movements such as the Reformation and that led by seventh-century Kharijites have emerged, intentioned to reform or restore traditional religious practice but quite different in their goals and effects. Relationships with states, among them Israel and Saudi Arabia, have also figured importantly in their development. The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction brings these traditions together into a common narrative, lending much needed context to the story of Abraham and his descendants. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Abrahamic Religions

Author: Aaron W. Hughes
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199934649
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Although many perceive him as the common denominator of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Abraham remains deceptively out of reach. An ahistorical figure, some contend he holds the seeds for historical reconciliation. Touted as a symbol of ecumenism, Abraham can just as easily function as one of division and exclusivity.

Trialogue Of The Abrahamic Faiths

Author: Ismail Raji al-Faruqi
Editor: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
ISBN: 0915957256
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This book, Trialogue of the Abrahamic Faiths, edited by the late Dr. Ismail Raji al-Faruqi is certain to be hailed as a historical milestone in Muslim-Christian-Jewish dialogue. Perhaps not since the early Middle Ages when the grand courts of Damascus, Baghdad, and Qurtubah (Cordova) witnessed numerous dialogues and debates between the adherents of these three Abrahamic faiths, has there been such a successful effort made by religious scholars to communicate with one another on matters of faith and understanding. This book, readers may note, goes beyond the modern-day ostensible studies in comparative religion, and each of the contributing scholars envinces an appreciation and more-than-cursory knowledge of all the three faiths. The authors take up three major topics: The Other Faiths, The Nation-State as a Form of Social Organization, and The Faith-Community as a Transnational Actor for Justice and Peace. Jewish, Christian, and Muslim contributors offer their respective enlightened views on the subjects discussed.

Reading The Abrahamic Faiths

Author: Emma Mason
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472509242
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Rethinking religion and literature in a series of chapters by leading international scholars, Reading the Abrahamic Faiths opens up a dialogue between Jewish, Christian, Islamic and Post-Secular literary cultures. Literary studies has absorbed religion as another interdisciplinary mode of inquiry without always attending to its multifacted potential to question ideologically neutral readings of culture, belief, emotion, politics and inequality. In response, Reading the Abrahamic Faiths contributes to a reevaluation of the nexus between religion and literature that is socially, affectively and materially determined in its sensitivity to the expression of belief. Each section – Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Post-Secularism – is introduced by a specialist in these respective areas to introduce the critical readings of the texts and discourses that follow.

Creation And The Abrahamic Faiths

Author: Neil Spurway
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443811823
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Creation! How we are here. Not just us, of course, but bluetits and Hereford cattle and cabbages and E. coli and deserts and mountains and suns and nebulae … in fact, all that is. So not only “Why are we here?” but “Why is there a ‘here’ for us to inhabit?”. That is this book’s theme. Inevitably it doesn’t answer the question in a mechanistic sense. A telescope cannot look at itself, and neither can an inhabitant of the Universe say how it came to be. But that does not stop those questions haunting us. So where shall we turn? To cosmology? The concept of an initial event, a “Big Bang”, is now almost universally accepted. But what caused that? Most would feel that this is not a question science can answer. The first two contributors to this book are professional cosmologists, yet cosmology is only a background for this book, not its core theme. That theme is the conviction that the Universe owes its existence to a divine Creator – and the specific formulations of this conviction in the three great monotheistic religions, the “Abrahamic” faiths. The scriptures of all three faiths include the creation-accounts in the first two chapters of Genesis. Later developments moved the expressions of the three faiths considerably apart, but the social and political conditions of the 21st C world make it imperative that every effort should be put into a recovery of understanding between their practitioners. The purpose of this book is to contribute to that understanding. Of thirteen chapters, two are by Jewish authors and three by Moslems; several of the Christian authors also are deeply versed in the other traditions. Together, the chapters show that the attitudes of the three faiths to Creation have far more in common than otherwise. In particular, they are noticeably and encouragingly coming together in their endorsements of 21st C concerns for the environment. The book derives from a conference of the Science and Religion Forum in Sept 2006, but all chapters have been rewritten for publication, and carefully edited with linking commentaries.

Messianic Eschatology In The Abrahamic Faiths The Mission In The Future

Author: Emmanuel Wayi
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668327459
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Scientific Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Theology - Comparative Religion Studies, grade: 1, University of Geneva (Ecumenical Institute), course: Inter-faith dialogue and Migration, language: English, abstract: This paper tries to find common ground between Christianity, Islam and Judaism on the issue of what they believe and hope for. All these faiths seem to have the same belief in a Messiah who will come for a particular mission later on in the future for the benefit of all humans. They may refer to these messianic figures differently but careful studies have shown that the expected duties are the same in the three Abrahamic faiths. Did you know that the Christians are expecting a Messiah? Did you know that the Muslims are expecting a Mahdi? Did you know that the Jews are expecting a Mashiach? This paper analyses their coming and purposes and shows how they are supposed to meet and agree somewhere while we fight and disagree here. If we can understand and see the commonalities, then there is absolutely no need to promote our differences at the expense of being united. Find out for yourself.

Christianity Islam And Judaism A Review Of The Abrahamic Faiths

Author: Emmanuel Wayi
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656987017
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Literature Review from the year 2016 in the subject Theology - Comparative Religion Studies, grade: 3.0, , course: The Three world's faiths, language: English, abstract: This paper examines the book: Sheldrake, Philip. Spirituality: A Guide for the Perplexed. London, GBR: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 14 April 2015. Here, we examine the way the author Sheldrake presents the three biggest faiths in three chapters of his book and how he presents the three Abrahamic faiths and some of the biases highlighted in his writing. Does he in any way try to project one over the other or is he objective enough such that his book can be recommended for interfaith studies?

The Oxford Handbook Of The Abrahamic Religions

Author: Adam Silverstein
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019106257X
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The Oxford Handbook of the Abrahamic Religions includes authoritative yet accessible studies on a wide variety of topics dealing comparatively with Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as with the interactions between the adherents of these religions throughout history. The comparative study of the Abrahamic Religions has been undertaken for many centuries. More often than not, these studies reflected a polemical rather than an ecumenical approach to the topic. Since the nineteenth century, the comparative study of the Abrahamic Religions has not been pursued either intensively or systematically, and it is only recently that the comparative study of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam has received more serious attention. This volume contributes to the emergence and development of the comparative study of the Abrahamic religions, a discipline which is now in its formative stages. This Handbook includes both critical and supportive perspectives on the very concept of the Abrahamic religions and discussions on the role of the figure of Abraham in these religions. It features 32 essays, by the foremost scholars in the field, on the historical interactions between Abrahamic communities; on Holy Scriptures and their interpretation; on conceptions of religious history; on various topics and strands of religious thought, such as monotheism and mysticism; on rituals of prayer, purity, and sainthood, on love in the three religions and on fundamentalism. The volume concludes with three epilogues written by three influential figures in the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities, to provide a broader perspective on the comparative study of the Abrahamic religions. This ground-breaking work introduces readers to the challenges and rewards of studying these three religions together.

Abrahamic Religions

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Theology Of Migration In The Abrahamic Religions

Author: E. Padilla
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137001046
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This book provides an indispensable voice in the scholarly conversation on migration. It shows how migration has shaped and has been shaped by the three Abrahamic religions - -Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. No theory of migration will be complete unless the theological insights of these religions are seriously taken into account.

Philosophy And The Abrahamic Religions

Author: Torrance Kirby
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443845582
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From Greco-Roman Antiquity through to the European Enlightenment, philosophy and religious thought were inseparably interwoven. This was equally the case for the popular natural or ‘pagan’ religions of the ancient world as it was for the three pre-eminent ‘religions of the book’, namely Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The lengthy and involved encounter of the Greek philosophical tradition – and especially of the Platonic, Aristotelian, and Neoplatonic strands of that tradition – initially with the Hellenistic cults and subsequently with the three Abrahamic religions, played a critical role in shaping the basic contours of Western intellectual history from Plato to Philo of Alexandria, Plotinus, Porphyry, Augustine, and Proclus; from Aristotle to al-Fārābī, Avicenna, al-Ġazālī, Aquinas and the medieval scholastics, and eventually to Meister Eckhart and Nicholas Cusanus and such modern philosophers and theologians as Richard Hooker, the Cambridge Platonists, Jacob Boehme, and G. W. F. Hegel to name but a few. The aim of the twenty-four essays comprising this volume is to explore the intellectual worlds of the three Abrahamic religious traditions, their respective approaches to scriptural hermeneutics, and their interaction over many centuries on the common ground of the inheritance of classical Greek philosophy. The shared goal of the contributors is to demonstrate the extent to which the three Abrahamic religions have created similar shared patterns of thought in dealing with crucial religious concepts such as the divine, creation, providence, laws both natural and revealed, such problems as the origin of evil and the possibility of salvation, as well as defining hermeneutics, that is to say the manner of interpreting their sacred writings.

Nature And Scripture In The Abrahamic Religions Up To 1700

Author: Scott Mandelbrote
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004171916
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These volumes describe how the development of the different styles of interpretation found in reading scripture and nature have transformed ideas of both the written word and the created world.

Nature And Scripture In The Abrahamic Religions God Scripture And The Rise Of Modern Science 1200 1700

Author: Jitse M. van der Meer
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004171924
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These volumes describe how the development of the different styles of interpretation found in reading scripture and nature have transformed ideas of both the written word and the created world.

Abraham S Faith In Romans 4

Author: Benjamin Schliesser
Editor: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161491979
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The concept of faith is at the core of Paul's theology, and the classic assage for his understanding of pistis is Genesis 15:6. After discussing the history of scholarship on the Pauline concept of faith, Benjamin Schliesser explores the literary, tradition-historical and structural questions of Genesis 15 and offers a detailed exegesis of verse 6 with its fundamental terms count, righteousness, and believe. He then points to the theological significance of this testimony on Abraham for the Jewish identity; it comes into sight in a multifaceted and nuanced process of reception, from later Old Testament texts (Psalm 106; Nehemiah 9) to a broad array of literature from Second Temple Judaism (Septuagint, Sirach 44, Jubilees 14, 4QPseudo-Jubilees, 4QMMT, 1Maccabees, Philo). In the final and most substantial step, he asks about Paul's hermeneutics of faith: How does Paul, in his exegesis of the Genesis quote in Romans 4, come to view Abraham as the father of all believers? What is the concept of faith that he develops on the basis of Genesis 15:6? Taking into account the manifold textual and thematic links between Romans 4, Romans 3:21-31, and Romans 1:16-17, a unique, twofold structure of faith discloses itself: Pistis designates first a divinely established sphere of power, i.e., a new, christologically determined salvation-historical reality, and second human participation in this reality, i.e., individual believing in the community of believers. Particularly the first aspect is generally overlooked in modern scholarship.

Voices In Interfaith Studies An Abrahamic Reflection

Author: Emmanuel Wayi Mico
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668386412
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Anthology from the year 2016 in the subject Theology - Comparative Religion Studies, University of Geneva (Ecumenical Institute Bossey), course: Interreligious Studies, language: English, abstract: Interfaith studies is a daring but very interesting field since it deals with the attempt to understanding other religions of the world. Sometime it can be very emotional and full of sentiments. However, the result is always that some sort of a dialogue is reached for the cohabitation. This study does not in any way seek uniformity or a unity of religions in terms of form, style or tenets. It rather seeks a common round table on which the world religions can come together to improve on life in the universe. In this little book, the papers presented here are not official positions of any religion but the opinion of the writers. It is therefore very important to read this work for the sake of understanding what the others have to say. We have considered the papers from all three perspectives of the Abrahamic faith, which discuss different topics according to how the authors viewed them. The papers also reflect different academic backgrounds and style and we therefore present them as faithfully as they were written by the authors. We wish you a great time as you share in this world of knowledge from the students who are the authors of the papers in this publication.

Hidden Religion The Greatest Mysteries And Symbols Of The World S Religious Beliefs

Author: Micah Issitt
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694783
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Covering secret societies, mysterious ancient traditions, and the often-mistaken history of the world's religious symbols, this book takes readers on a tour through the fascinating world of religious symbolism and reveals the most mysterious and misunderstood facets of religion. • Provides fascinating historical and contextual information about religious traditions and symbols • Addresses the roots of some of today's most popular superstitions and conspiratorial theories • Focuses primarily on religions that are dominant or are becoming widespread within the United States, allowing students to gain a better understanding of religion in American society and greater appreciation for cultural diversity • Develops a unique thesis about utilizing religious archetypes to facilitate understanding of religious ritual and organizations • Includes a phonetic pronunciation guide with each entry to help students become comfortable with unfamiliar terminology

The Possibility Of Religious Freedom

Author: Karen Taliaferro
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108423957
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A theory of religious freedom for the modern era that uses natural law from ancient Greek, Jewish, Christian and Islamic sources.

Unity In Diversity

Author: Mohammed Abu-Nimer
Editor: US Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 9781601270139
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The authors discuss the intricate relationships between interfaith activities and religious identity, nationalism, violence, and peacemaking in four very different settings: Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, and Jordan. They interview the whole cross-section of local Interfaith Dialogue workers: not only clerics and "dialoguing" professionals but also laypersons, who are often more eloquent than any scholar at expressing the realities, hopes, and frustrations of Interfaith Dialogue within their home countries. They take on the perennial dilemma faced by Interfaith Dialogue proponents: avoid politics and risk irrelevance, or take up the political questions and risk "politicizing" the dialogue, with all the disruptive effects this implies. Above all, this important book demonstrates the desire for interfaith dialogue in these polarized societies, and the extent to which, against strong odds, religious communities are connecting with each other. (Back cover).