The monotheists : Jews, Christians, and Muslims in conflict and competition. Volume II, The words and will of God / F.E. Peters.

By: Peters, F. E. (Francis E.)
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, �2003Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 406 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400825714; 1400825717; 0691123721; 9780691123721; 069112373X; 9780691123738Other title: Words and will of GodSubject(s): Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity | Christianity and other religions -- Judaism | Judaism -- Relations -- Islam | Islam -- Relations -- Judaism | Islam -- Relations -- Christianity | Christianity and other religions -- Islam | RELIGION -- Christianity -- General | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Gaia & Earth Energies | RELIGION -- Christianity -- History | Christianity | Interfaith relations | Islam | JudaismGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Monotheists.DDC classification: 201.5 LOC classification: BM535 | .P32 2003ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
The scriptures: bible, New Testament, and Quran -- Understanding the word of God -- Scripture and tradition -- God's law and its observance -- 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.
Summary: 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.
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Includes index.

The scriptures: bible, New Testament, and Quran -- Understanding the word of God -- Scripture and tradition -- God's law and its observance -- 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.

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.

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