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Our Sacred Signs: How Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Art Draw from the Same Source
The art of the three Abrahamic religions—Christianity, Judaism, and Islam—has a tangled, interwoven history. Symbols cross back and forth among the three faiths, adapted to reflect that faith’s specific spiritual needs. And much of this symbolic language predates any of the Abrahamic faiths entirely.In Our Sacred Signs, Ori Soltes traces the interconnectedness of religious ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Basic Books
(first published October 31st 2005)
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As a scholar of religion, this is one of my favorite go-to books for researching Abrahamic religions and their influence on each other. Ori Soltes is always interesting, his scholarship is top notch, and his conclusions are well-documented and a great starting point for doing more research.