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The Resource The monotheists : Jews, Christians, and Muslims in conflict and competition, F.E. Peters

The monotheists : Jews, Christians, and Muslims in conflict and competition, F.E. Peters

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The monotheists : Jews, Christians, and Muslims in conflict and competition
Title
The monotheists
Title remainder
Jews, Christians, and Muslims in conflict and competition
Statement of responsibility
F.E. Peters
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: The world's three great monotheistic religions have spent most of their historical careers in conflict or competition with each other. And yet in fact they sprung from the same spiritual roots and have been nurtured in the same historical soil. This book--an extraordinarily comprehensive and approachable comparative introduction to these religions--seeks not so much to demonstrate the truth of this thesis as to illustrate it. Frank Peters, one of the world's foremost experts on the monotheistic faiths, takes Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and after briefly tracing the roots of each, places them side by side to show both their similarities and their differences. Volume I, The Peoples of God, tells the story of the foundation and formation of the three monotheistic communities, of their visible, historical presence. Volume II, The Words and Will of God, is devoted to their inner life, the spirit that animates and regulates them. Peters takes us to where these religions live: their scriptures, laws, institutions, and intentions how each seeks to worship God and achieve salvation and how they deal with their own (orthodox and heterodox) and with others (the goyim, the pagans, the infidels). Throughout, he measures--but never judges--one religion against the other. The prose is supple, the method rigorous. This is a remarkably cohesive, informative, and accessible narrative reflecting a lifetime of study by a single recognized authority in all three fields. The Monotheists is a magisterial comparison, for students and general readers as well as scholars, of the parties to one of the most troubling issues of today--the fierce, sometimes productive and often destructive, competition among the world's monotheists, the siblings called Jews, Christians, and Muslims
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peters, F. E.
Dewey number
291.1/72
Index
index present
LC call number
BM535
LC item number
.P32 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Judaism
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Judaism
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Judaïsme
  • Christianisme
  • Judaïsme
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Christianisme
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith relations
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Monotheïsme
  • Jodendom
  • Christendom
  • Islam
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The monotheists : Jews, Christians, and Muslims in conflict and competition, F.E. Peters
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • God's commandments and human morality
  • Divine worship
  • Thinking about God
  • From desert saints to Muslim Sufis
  • Leaping from the dark into the light: mysticism
  • The last things
  • End thoughts
  • v. 1.
  • The peoples of God
  • v. 2.
  • The words and will of God.
  • The scriptures: Bible, New Testament, and Quran
  • Understanding the word of God
  • Scripture and tradition
  • God's law and its observance
Control code
ocm50960846
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9780691114613
Lccn
2002042462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50960846
  • (OCoLC)50960846
Label
The monotheists : Jews, Christians, and Muslims in conflict and competition, F.E. Peters
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • God's commandments and human morality
  • Divine worship
  • Thinking about God
  • From desert saints to Muslim Sufis
  • Leaping from the dark into the light: mysticism
  • The last things
  • End thoughts
  • v. 1.
  • The peoples of God
  • v. 2.
  • The words and will of God.
  • The scriptures: Bible, New Testament, and Quran
  • Understanding the word of God
  • Scripture and tradition
  • God's law and its observance
Control code
ocm50960846
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9780691114613
Lccn
2002042462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50960846
  • (OCoLC)50960846

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