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The Oxford Handbook of the Abrahamic Religions

ISBN : 9780199697762

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¥17,347
Author: 
Adam J. Silverstein; Guy G. Stroumsa; Moshe Blidstein
Pages
640 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
186 x 253 mm
Pub date
Oct 2015
Series
Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology
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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.

Index: 

PART I: THE CONCEPT OF THE ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS
PART II: COMMUNITIES
PART III: SCRIPTURE AND HERMENEUTICS
PART IV: RELIGIOUS THOUGHT
PART V: RITUALS AND ETHICS
PART VI: EPILOGUES

About the author: 

Adam Silverstein, Bar Ilan University; Guy G. Stroumsa, Martin Buber Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Professor Emeritus of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, University of Oxford

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