The Names of God in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
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The Names of God in Judaism, Christianity and Islam : A Basis for Interfaith Dialogue

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This title presents an exploration of divine designations in the Hebrew Bible, New Testament and Qur'an, using comparative theology to ascertain if there is common language for interfaith dialogue. This book offers a welcome solution to the growing need for a common language in interfaith dialogue; particularly between the three Abrahamic faiths in our modern pluralistic society. The book suggests that the names given to God in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the Qur'an, could be the very foundations and building blocks for a common language between the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths. On both a formal interfaith level, as well as between everyday followers of each doctrine, this book facilitates a more fruitful and universal understanding and respect of each sacred text; exploring both the commonalities and differences between the each theology and their individual receptions. In a practical application of the methodologies of comparative theology, Maire Byrne shows that the titles, names and epithets given to God in the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam contribute towards similar images of God in each case, and elucidates the importance of this for providing a viable starting point for interfaith dialogue.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 12mm | 322.05g
  • Continuum Publishing Corporation
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 144115356X
  • 9781441153562
  • 754,493

About Maire Byrne

Maire Byrne is Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Old Testament Theology at Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Ireland, and the Pontifical University in Maynooth, Ireland.show more

Table of contents

1. Interfaith Dialogue and Comparative Theology; 2. Names and Naming; 3. Names of God in the Hebrew Bible; 4. Names of God in the New Testament; 5. 99 Most Beautiful Names of Allah; 6. Comparative Theologies and the Names of God; Bibliography; Index.show more

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