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The Monotheists: Jews, Christians, And Muslims In Conflict And Competition

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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 dem ...more
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Published November 9th 2003 by Princeton University Press (first published 1990)
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Robert Federline
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The three great faiths of the Western World are all People of the Book. They are all also Children of Abraham. It behooves us, therefore, to become familiar with the similarities and differences of these three faiths. All are monotheistic. All claim an inheritance from Abraham. All find certain holy places and holy practices which are either in common or in competition.

This work is a great introduction to the basics of these religions. It is not completely comprehensive, of course, since there a
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David
Mar 12, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was a bit surprised that I liked this set of lectures as much as I did. Professor Peters has an engaging speaking manner and he provides a concise, but interesting, discussion of the early beginnings of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths. The early prophets that are common to each of these faiths are described along with the subtle, and not so subtle, differences that produced the three paths. I rate this lecture to be a good read.
Del
Jul 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting look at the ties that bind together the three Abrahamic traditions and the bloody conflicts that have existed between them all along the course of history.

Listened to the unabridged Audible.com audiobook version.
Debbie
Apr 26, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: postponed
playaway broken. will have to ditch
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