Inheriting Abraham

Inheriting Abraham

The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Book - 2012
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Jews, Christians, and Muslims supposedly share a common religious heritage in the patriarch Abraham, and the idea that he should serve only as a source of unity among the three traditions has become widespread in both scholarly and popular circles. But in Inheriting Abraham , Jon Levenson reveals how the increasingly conventional notion of the three equally "Abrahamic" religions derives from a dangerous misunderstanding of key biblical and Qur'anic texts, fails to do full justice to any of the traditions, and is often biased against Judaism in subtle and pernicious ways.

Publisher: Princeton :, Princeton University Press,, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780691155692
Branch Call Number: 222.11092 LE
Characteristics: xvi, 244 pages ; 24 cm.

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