Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam

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Princeton University Press, 1982 - Religion - 225 pages
This work reminds us that three great religions share a heritage from one of the world's most troubled regions--the Middle East. From the sixth century B.C., when the Jews returned to Palestine from exile in Babylonia, to that time in the Middle Ages when the three religions approached their present form, R.E. Peters traces important parallels and equally important differences among three relatives whom the Muslims themselves group together as 'Peoples of the Book' and who all believe in a God who intervenes in history on behalf of His people. -- Back cover.

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Academic Peters takes a look at the history of Judaism, Christianity and Islam from their beginnings to about the Middle Ages and compares and contrasts them. He begins with a broad historic overview ... Read full review

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Responding to renewed interest in the common foundation of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Peters (Middle Eastern studies, history, & religion, NYU) has thoroughly updated his 1982 classic overview ... Read full review

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The American scholar F.E. Peters is professor of classics and history at New York University and chairs the university's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Literature. He was educated at St. Louis University and received his Ph.D. in Oriental Studies from Princeton University in 1961. Peters has written about classical civilizations in the Middle East and Near Eastern urbanism, and about the religion and culture of Islam, especially during the Early Period.

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