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Judaism Christianity and Islam : the monotheists
by F.E. Peters (Goodreads Author)
Lecture series regarding Judaism Christianity and Islam, tracing origins from Abraham and the Old Testament books and explaining difference and similarities in their understanding of those histories, understanding of their God, and their place in society.
(first published November 30th 2003)
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The lecture series has particularly two parts: the history connecting the three monotheistic religions and comparison of parallel ideas across the religions. I particularly enjoyed the history as it went continuously from the past into the future in a non-biased fashion. The comparisons were interesting but not sufficiently detailed. It can be difficult to compare religions since you require depth to appreciate any of the religions. At a surface level, they all sound non-sensical. Only after ...more
Interesting book. The author took what could have been very dull lectures and made them very interesting, often using contemporary analogies to promote easy understanding. Some of the material I knew already, but I learning may new and interesting tidbits about these three belief systems.