The Monotheists: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conflict and Competition, Volume 2: The Words and Will of God

The Monotheists: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conflict and Competition, Volume 2: The Words and Will of God

F. E. Peters


The world's 3 nice monotheistic religions have spent such a lot in their historic careers in clash or pageant with one another. And but in reality they sprung from a similar religious roots and feature been nurtured within the similar historic soil. This bookan terribly finished and approachable comparative creation to those religionsseeks now not quite a bit to illustrate the reality of this thesis as to demonstrate it. Frank Peters, one of many world's most appropriate specialists at the monotheistic faiths, takes Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and after in brief tracing the roots of every, locations them aspect via aspect to teach either their similarities and their modifications. quantity I, The Peoples of God , tells the tale of the basis and formation of the 3 monotheistic groups, in their obvious, old presence. quantity II, The phrases and should of God , is dedicated to their internal existence, the spirit that animates and regulates them. Peters takes us to the place those religions stay: their scriptures, legislation, associations, and intentions; how each one seeks to worship God and attain salvation; and the way they take care of their very own (orthodox and heterodox) and with others (the goyim, the pagans, the infidels). all through, he measuresbut by no means judgesone faith opposed to the opposite. The prose is supple, the strategy rigorous. it is a remarkably cohesive, informative, and obtainable narrative reflecting a life of learn by means of a unmarried famous authority in all 3 fields. The Monotheists is a magisterial comparability, for college kids and common readers in addition to students, of the events to at least one of the main troubling problems with todaythe fierce, occasionally efficient and sometimes harmful, pageant one of the world's monotheists, the siblings referred to as Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

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