The monotheists : Jews, Christians, and Muslims in conflict and competition. Volume I, The peoples of God / F.E. Peters.

By: Peters, F. E. (Francis E.)
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, �2003Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 328 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400825707; 1400825709Other title: Peoples 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.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Monotheists.DDC classification: 201.5 LOC classification: BM535 | .P32 2003ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
The covenant: from Israelite to Jew -- The good news of Jesus -- Muhammad the prophet of God -- A kingdom of priests -- Orthodoxy and heresy -- Community and authority -- Church and state: popes, patriarchs, and emperors -- The church as the state: the Islamic community.
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 covenant: from Israelite to Jew -- The good news of Jesus -- Muhammad the prophet of God -- A kingdom of priests -- Orthodoxy and heresy -- Community and authority -- Church and state: popes, patriarchs, and emperors -- The church as the state: the Islamic community.

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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