Jews, Christians, Muslims A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions

ISBN-10: 0023250925

ISBN-13: 9780023250927

Edition: 1998

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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.
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Book details

List price: $99.20
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/19/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 542
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

(NOTE:Each contains three sections, one each on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. I. SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION 1. In Judaism. 2. In Christianity. 3. In Islam. II. MONOTHEISM. 4. In Judaism. 5. In Christianity. 6. In Islam. III. AUTHORITY. 7. In Judaism. 8. In Christianity. 9. In Islam. IV. WORSHIP AND RITUALS 10. In Judaism. 11. In Christianity. 12. In Islam. V. ETHICS. 13. In Judaism. 14. In Christianity. 15. In Islam. VI. MATERIAL CULTURE. 16. In Judaism. 17. In Christianity. 18. In Islam. VII. RELIGION AND THE POLITICAL ORDER. 19. In Judaism. 20. In Christianity. 21. In Islam. Notes. Glossary. Suggestions for Further Reading. Timeline. Index.
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