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في هذا الكتاب يتتبع يوسف زيدان، أهم الأفكار التي شكّلت تصوّر اليهود والمسيحيين والمسلمين، لعلاقة الإنسان بالخالق. ومن ثَمَّ، كيف توجّه علم اللاهوت المسيحي، وعلم الكلام الإسلامي، إلى رؤى لاهوتية يصعب الفصل بين مراحلها!
يناقش الكتاب، ويحلل ويقارن ويتتبع، تطور الأفكار اللاهوتية على الصعيدين المسيحي والإسلامي. وذلك بغرض إدراك الروابط الخفية بين المراحل التاريخية التقليدية،
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Paperback, 226 pages
Published January 2010 by دار الشروق (first published December 2009)
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Abdallah
One of the most revealing books on the origins of Arabic Theology. A must read.
Nihal
Apr 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
The book’s main aim is coining the new term The Arabic Theology / اللاهوت العربي, stressing on the correlation between the Abrahamic religions’ impacts on the Arab region (including the Arabian peninsula, Egypt and the Fertile Crescent), and how they shaped our image of religious practice and influenced the social and political status across the centuries, while avoiding the usual approaches of comparative religions.

His second target is to discuss the origins of religious violence, and to
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Sherif Azer
Jun 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Youssef Ziedan the historian poses and attempts to find answers to two main questions in this histro-theological study: How did the religious heritage of the Levant (Sham) help direct the evolution of theology from Judaism to Christianity to Islam? And how did arguments amongst religious scholars and their involvement in politics lead to the emergence of violence amongst the religious masses?
Although Ziedan does not remain faithful to his claim of being theologically unbiased throughout the
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Wessam Gamal
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wow ... after i finished i felt like my mind was blown ... so many questions need to be answered ... so you can't read it unless you are ready to get busy searching and verifying various data and informations ...
Mona MarȜie
I like the scientific way of this thesis, though I donot agree with many of the so-called facts in the book.
Over all, it was an interesting experience.
Tasneemali
Mar 08, 2013 rated it liked it
I wanted to read this book so bad - currently rereading it - so I finally came around and did it. I took a lot of information out of this book that I can't even fit in this review . Probably because I hardly read books of this genre so it was all new and mind blowing to me , whereas it's a maybe a piece of cake for other - particularly in genre of intellect and religion - passionate readers.

In its essence this book follows the ideas, efforts and developments of theology concepts and
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Ahmed Diab
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Once I started reading I could not help but finish it in one day! It was thrilled by the discussion of nature of "enaba" or representation of the divine from an anthropological/ sociological point of view tackling the issue of the sexual bias in all three abrahamic religions when it comes to restricting this representation to men.
I wish he elaborated more on this for he only described the discrepancies without reflecting on them.
Arda
Sep 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: بالعربي
This book is not smooth. It is uneasy and the pages turn slowly. It is highly interesting and challenges the concept of holiness in religion. It is daring and even mind-blowing at times. It connects between violence, politics and religion in strong arguments and interesting perspectives, but unfortunately it is easy to forget a lot of what was in it.
Aman
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
took me so long to finish this book but it is worth it.its good,educational and very academic.i learned a lot about other religions.the author is subjective enough for my taste.some people may not agree with his views but i enjoyed it.i would not recommend it though because its a lot longer than it should be.
Mai
Aug 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
As usual Ziedan takes the reader on a smooth coherent ride in history. Not only history telling as much as analyzing and explaining where so many things we know, practice and believe in today originate. If it's up to me this book needs to be taught in Egyptian high schools; it does not take side with any religion but seeing the similarities will eliminates a lot of hatred!
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Khaled Refaat
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books ever
Yasmin Alaa
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Definitely worth reading, not once but several times to completely absorb all the points that was discussed .. Highly recommended.
Mazin Safar
Sep 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
A great book for those (like me) with little understanding of the history of the early Christianity. The language used in presenting this topic is superb, as we have come to expect from Yousef Zeidan. He is clearly very knowledgeable about his topics and presents a very mature and thoughtful text. His skill in the Arabic language is glaring, especially for theology, where the language is almost intentionally vague and ambiguous—it feels like fresh air when he starts to comment or write, after a ...more
Mohd Yousif
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good choice, wish you all the best.and Interesting reading
Good Hamdi
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very significant book on the core of fundamentalism and violence in the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). All religions practiced violence in one way or another.

The book has similarity to some of Karen Armstrong ideas in that all Abrahamic religions share much and differ little.
Amir Bayoumi
Mar 26, 2012 rated it liked it
The book was not very interesting, however it involved many important issues discussed.

I didn't like the "non-fiction" Zidan, he writes too little information in too many words that makes reading for him a bit boring.

However, the book, is valuable one that should be read (in the skimming mode) ;)
Freesoul
Apr 22, 2013 rated it liked it
It is a nice introduction to the topic, not a full deep study though.

the last part about violence is not covered enough in this book, I believe it was added on top but I would say that it deserve a complete separate study or a book.
Hatem Ali
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you are not an open minded person who want to read , discuss and understand then don't bother. This is not a book for someone who will not accept any argument or ideas that disagree with what he think it is right.
Islam
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
A very interesting book that sheds light on the different interpretations of Judaism, Christianity & Islam through history through a sociocultural philosophical way and relate all of that to the interrelation of religion, politics & violence.
Mamdouh
Jun 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Spoil Alert, this is not a novel, this is an amazing research in the history of Christianity and some comparisons between religions, always remember "A good book is a book that you feel like a better person after you read it" :)
Abir
Feb 18, 2013 rated it liked it
A different historical approach on all religions and belief, in the Arab world. Makes one take a deep look again.
Mahmoud
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very informative and detailed.
Shaimaa Magdy
Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I need to read it again. With a notepad on the side to tske note and to study.

A very important book for everyone to read.
Mohamed El habashy
Dec 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
just one star, as i cant pick half star!totally waste of my time
Abdurhman
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good book, specially the last few pages, really helpful to understand the relation between politics and religion and how they both give birth to violence .
Amany
Nov 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: misc
it's been a long time since i actually read a book that's so beneficial !
Sohaila
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
A real good book to read.
Mohamed
Aug 27, 2012 rated it really liked it


A good read. The book is actually a research that does not give you final answers, but it open your mind to new frontiers.
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الدكتور يوسف زيدان باحث ومفكر مصري متخصص في التراث العربي المخطوط وعلومه. له عديد من المؤلفات والأبحاث العلمية في الفكر الإسلامي والتصوف وتاريخ الطب العربي. وله إسهام أدبي يتمثل في أعمال روائية منشورة (رواية ظل الأفعى ورواية عزازيل) ، كما أن له مقالات دورية وغير دورية في عدد من الصحف المصرية والعربية. عمل مستشاراً لعدد من المنظمات الدولية الكبرى مثل: منظمة اليونسكو، منظمة الإسكوا،
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“حين تتماس دوائرُ الدين والسياسة، تدور معهما عجلة العنف.” 61 likes
“وقد يعتقد بعض المتوهمين أن المجتمع كلما كانت قوانينُه العامة وأحكامه الفقهية أكثر صرامة، كانت الحياة فيه أكثر انضباطاً على الصعيد الفردي والجماعي. وهذا وهم عظيم، بمقتضى قاعدة فيزيائية وإنسانية، تقول ببساطة: إن الضغط الدائم يولد الانفجارَ ..” 39 likes
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