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Jews, Christians, Muslims : A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions,9780023250927
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Jews, Christians, Muslims : A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions

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1st
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9780023250927

ISBN10:
0023250925
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Pub. Date:
1/1/1998
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

This book compares Judaism, Christianity, and Islam using seven common themes, which are equally relevant to each tradition. Provoking critical thinking, this book addresses the cultural framework of religious meanings. It explores similarities and differences among Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as it explains the ongoing process of interpretation in each religion.A comparative view of monotheistic religions showing the manor in which each has influenced and responded to the others. Provides readers with an opportunity to appreciate how religious change takes place and how traditions are shaped and reshaped including popular religion. Combines a focus on specific themes (scripture, ritual, ethics) with a strong narrative about the historical developments of these themes. Lets the reader see the enduring aspects of each tradition alongside of the changes. A discussion of material culture is presented.. Including an analysis of art and architecture, food, dress, and the organization of space. Written in crisp, clear prose, with a non-technical, casual approach. Includes illustrations, maps, timelines, and glossary.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
PART I SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION 1(74)
1. In Judaism
3(23)
2. In Christianity
26(26)
3. In Islam
52(21)
Questions for Discussion and Review
73(2)
PART II MONOTHEISM 75(80)
4. In Judaism
77(28)
5. In Christianity
105(29)
6. In Islam
134(18)
Questions for Discussion and Review
152(3)
PART III AUTHORITY 155(58)
7. In Judaism
157(17)
8. In Christianity
174(21)
9. In Islam
195(15)
Questions for Discussion and Review
210(3)
PART IV WORSHIP AND RITUAL 213(64)
10. In Judaism
215(20)
11. In Christianity
235(21)
12. In Islam
256(18)
Questions for Discussion and Review
274(3)
PART V ETHICS 277(64)
13. In Judaism
279(17)
14. In Christianity
296(27)
15. In Islam
323(16)
Questions for Discussion and Review
339(2)
PART VI MATERIAL CULTURE 341(78)
16. In Judaism
343(25)
17. In Christianity
368(29)
18. In Islam
397(20)
Questions for Discussion and Review
417(2)
PART VII RELIGION AND THE POLITICAL ORDER 419(64)
19. In Judaism
421(20)
20. In Christianity
441(22)
21. In Islam
463(17)
Questions for Discussion and Review
480(3)
Notes 483(11)
Glossary 494(15)
Suggestions for Further Reading 509(5)
Timeline 514(11)
Index 525


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