The Oxford Handbook of the Abrahamic Religions

ISBN : 9780198783015

Adam J. Silverstein; Guy G. Stroumsa; Moshe Blidstein
640 ページ
171 x 246 mm
Oxford Handbooks

This Handbook is the only reference work of its kind providing surveys on a broad range of topics concerning Abrahamic Religions. Each of its essays studies a central topic across the three traditions, allowing for a unique and comprehensive understanding of the interactions and relationships between these religions. Such a volume is essential for students and academics in the field of comparative religion.


Preface; List of Contributors; Part I: The Concept of the Abrahamic Religions; 1 Reuven Firestone: Abraham and Authenticity; 2 Adam Silverstein: Abrahamic Experiments in History; 3 Guy G. Stroumsa: Three Rings or Three Impostors? The Comparative Approach to the Abrahamic Religions and its Origins; 4 Mark Silk: The Abrahamic Religions as a Modern Concept; 5 Rémi Brague: Philosophical Perspectives; 6 Gil Anidjar: Yet Another Abraham; Part II: Communities; 7 Richard Bulliet: Islamo-Christian Civilization; 8 David Abulafia: The Abrahamic Religions in the Mediterranean; 9 Uriel Simonsohn: Justice; 10 John Tolan: Jews and Muslims in Christian Law and History; 11 Dorothea Weltecke: Beyond Exclusivism in the Middle Ages: On the Three Rings, the Three Impostors, and the Discourse of Multiplicity; Part III: Scripture and Hermeneutics; 12 Nicolai Sinai: Historical-Critical Readings of the Abrahamic Scriptures; 13 Carol Bakhos: Interpreters of Scripture; 14 David Powers: The Finality of Prophecy; 15 Lutz Greisiger: Apocalypticism, Millenarianism, and Messianism; 16 Yuri Stoyanov: Religious Dualism and the Abrahamic Religions; Part IV: Religious Thought; 17 Peter E. Pormann: The Abrahamic Religions and the Classical Tradition; 18 Sidney Griffith: Confessing Monotheism in Arabic (at-Tawḥīd): The One God of Abraham and His Apologists; 19 Carlos Fraenkel: Philosophy and Theology; 20 William E. Carroll: Science and Creation: The Mediaeval Heritage; 21 Moshe Idel: Mysticism in the Abrahamic Religions; 22 Anthony Black: Political Thought; Part V: Rituals and Ethics; 23 Prayer: Clemens Leonhard and Martin Lüstraeten; 24 Moshe Blidstein: Purity and Defilement; 25 David Freidenreich: Dietary Law; 26 Harvey E. Goldberg: Life-Cycle Rites of Passage; 27 Yousef Meri: The Cult of Saints and Pilgrimage; 28 David Nirenberg: Religions of Love: Judaism, Christianity, Islam; 29 Malise Ruthven: Religion and Politics in the Age of Fundamentalisms; Part VI: Epilogues; 30 Peter Ochs: Jewish and other Abrahamic Philosophic Arguments for Abrahamic Studies; 31 David F. Ford: Christian Perspectives: Settings, Theology, Practices, and Challenges; 32 Tariq Ramadan: Islamic Perspectives


Adam J. Silverstein is Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. His research interests include the history of the Middle East from late Antiquity to the Middle Ages, especially the relationships between Abrahamic Religions. His publications include Postal Systems in the Pre-Modern Islamic World (2010) and slamic History: A Very Short Introduction (2010).; Guy G. Stroumsa is Professor Emeritus of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions at University of Oxford and Martin Buber Professor of Comparative Religion Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He obtained his PhD from Harvard in 1978. Professor Stroumsa received a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Zurich in 2004, an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award in 2008, and a Chevalier dans l'Ordre du Merite in 2012. He is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He is the author of The Making of the Abrahamic Religions in Late Antiquity (2015).; Moshe Blidstein is Postdoctoral fellow at the Martin Buber Society of Fellows at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature (2017).