ISBN : 9780198783015
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