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The Resource Islam, a guide for Jews and Christians, F.E. Peters

Islam, a guide for Jews and Christians, F.E. Peters

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Islam, a guide for Jews and Christians
Title
Islam, a guide for Jews and Christians
Statement of responsibility
F.E. Peters
Title variation
Islam
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Subject
Language
eng
Review
The three major religions of the West—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—share common assumptions, concerns, and interlinked histories. Addressing Jewish and Christian readers, Peters (Middle Eastern studies & religion, NYU; The Children of Abraham ) offers a general introduction to Islam that highlights the commonalties and distinctions among Islam and its monotheistic cousins. He is especially strong on the historical links among the faiths and on Islam's perceptions of Jews and Christians. On the other hand, he pays less attention to the kinds of questions observant Jews and Christians would want to ask, such as those addressing theological differences. Peters scrupulously avoids making value judgments, but his evenhandedness too frequently highlights surface differences and does not delve deeply into the more profound aspects of these three major traditions. The book includes an index but lacks a bibliography and glossary, and the reader will need a copy of the Qur'an close at hand to look up frequent scripture citations. Nonetheless, Peters offers a solid review of Islam that compares well with other recent offerings by Karen Armstrong, Huston Smith, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr.—Steve Young, McHenry Cty. Coll., Crystal Lake, IL --Steve Young (Reviewed May 15, 2003) (Library Journal, vol 128, issue 9, p95)
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270255
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DLC
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1927-
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Peters, F. E.
Dewey number
297
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Islam
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Judaism
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islam
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Islam, a guide for Jews and Christians, F.E. Peters
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Discovering Scripture in Scripture -- 2. The Past Remembered -- 3. "And Muhammad Is His Messenger" -- 4. The Prince of Medina -- 5. The Muslim Scripture: The Quran -- 6. The Umma, Allah's Commonwealth -- 7. God's Way: A Life and a Law for Muslims -- 8. Defining and Defending the Community of Believers -- 9. The Worshipful Acts -- 10. This World and the Next -- Reflections after a Breakfast
Control code
000024199658
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 285 p.
Isbn
9780691115535
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002042464
Label
Islam, a guide for Jews and Christians, F.E. Peters
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Discovering Scripture in Scripture -- 2. The Past Remembered -- 3. "And Muhammad Is His Messenger" -- 4. The Prince of Medina -- 5. The Muslim Scripture: The Quran -- 6. The Umma, Allah's Commonwealth -- 7. God's Way: A Life and a Law for Muslims -- 8. Defining and Defending the Community of Believers -- 9. The Worshipful Acts -- 10. This World and the Next -- Reflections after a Breakfast
Control code
000024199658
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 285 p.
Isbn
9780691115535
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002042464

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