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Abraham's Children : Jew Christian Muslim Commonality and Conflict
by Anne Davison




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This book attempts to show how close Judaism, Christianity and Islam are in terms of their history and beliefs. It has been written mainly for those who are less familiar with Islam and so there is an emphasis on the early Islamic history. However, it is hoped that readers of all Faiths or none, may find the content of interest, particularly in the present climate where an understanding of the history of Islam is important. Starting with the Patriarch Abraham, who is revered by people of all three Faiths, the book takes a broadly historical approach tracing throughout areas of commonality and conflict. Separate chapters are devoted to Abraham, Prophecy, Islamic Expansion, the Shi'a and finally 'Holy War' and in each chapter the topic is discussed from the perspective of each Faith. Finally, the Epilogue contains a brief reflection on the current situation in relations between the three Faiths, particularly in the context of the Middle East post 9/11. As with other books in the series, this book is aimed at the general reader who wants to understand a particular historical topic but doesn't have the time or inclination to read a heavy academic tome.

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Overview

This book attempts to show how close Judaism, Christianity and Islam are in terms of their history and beliefs. It has been written mainly for those who are less familiar with Islam and so there is an emphasis on the early Islamic history. However, it is hoped that readers of all Faiths or none, may find the content of interest, particularly in the present climate where an understanding of the history of Islam is important. Starting with the Patriarch Abraham, who is revered by people of all three Faiths, the book takes a broadly historical approach tracing throughout areas of commonality and conflict. Separate chapters are devoted to Abraham, Prophecy, Islamic Expansion, the Shi'a and finally 'Holy War' and in each chapter the topic is discussed from the perspective of each Faith. Finally, the Epilogue contains a brief reflection on the current situation in relations between the three Faiths, particularly in the context of the Middle East post 9/11. As with other books in the series, this book is aimed at the general reader who wants to understand a particular historical topic but doesn't have the time or inclination to read a heavy academic tome.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781500663728
  • ISBN-10: 1500663727
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 76
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.16 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds

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