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    DescriptionInvoking a concept as simple as it is brilliant, F. E. Peters has taken the basic texts of the three related - and competitive - religious systems we call Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and has juxtaposed them in a topical and parallel arrangement according to the issues that most concerned all these "children of Abraham." Through these extensive passages, and the author's skillful connective commentary, the three traditions are shown with their similarities sometimes startlingly underlined and their well-known differences now more profoundly exposed. What emerges from this unique and ambitious work is a panorama of belief, practice, and sensibility that will broaden our understanding of our religious and political roots in a past that is, by these communities' definition, still the present. The hardcover edition of the work is bound in one volume, and in the paperback version the identical material is broken down into three smaller but self-contained books.The first, "From Covenant to Community," includes texts and comments on the covenant and early history of the Chosen People and their post-Exilic reconstruction; the career and message of the Messiah Jesus and the Prophet Muhammad; the concept of holiness and of a "kingdom of priests"; and, finally, the notions of church and state and the state as a church. Throughout the work we hear an amazing variety of voices, some familiar, some not, all of them central to the primary and secondary canons of their own tradition: alongside the Scriptural voice of God are the words of theologians, priests, visionaries, lawyers, rulers and the ruled. The work ends, as does the same author's now classic "Children of Abraham", in what Peters calls the "classical period," that is, before the great movements of modernism and reform that were to transform Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.


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    Title
    Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: From Convent to Community v. 1
    Subtitle
    The Classical Texts and Their Interpretation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) F. E. Peters
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780691020440
    ISBN 10: 0691020442
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    Abridged Dewey: 291
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: HRA
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    DC20: 291
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
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    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
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    BISAC V2.8: REL040010
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000
    DC22: 291
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRORLCPR
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    B&T Approval Code: A13220000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: REL087000
    LC classification: BL80.2 .P455 1990B, BL80.2.P45
    Thema V1.0: QRJP, QRVK, QRA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    21 October 1990
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Back cover copy
    Taking the basic texts of the three related--and competitive-religious systems we call Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, F.E. Peters has juxtaposed extensive passages from the texts, along with his own skillful connective commentary, in a topical and parallel arrangement according to the issues that most concerned all these 'children of Abraham.'