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Inheriting Abraham : the legacy of the patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Author: Jon Douglas Levenson
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Series: Library of Jewish ideas.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Inheriting Abraham boldly challenges this view, demonstrating Abraham's distinctive role in each tradition, while delineating the points of connection as well.
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Named Person: Abraham, (Biblical patriarch); Abraham, (Biblical patriarch); Abraham, (Biblical patriarch); Abraham, (Biblical patriarch); Abraham, Biblische Person
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Douglas Levenson
ISBN: 9780691155692 0691155690
OCLC Number: 784125805
Awards: Winner of Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize for Non-fiction 2012.
Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
Description: xvi, 244 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: who was (and is) Abraham? --
Call and commission --
Frustrations and fulfillments --
The test --
The rediscovery of God --
Torah or gospel? --
One Abraham or three?
Series Title: Library of Jewish ideas.
Responsibility: Jon D. Levenson.

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Traces how each community has come to revere Abraham as an exemplar of its own spiritual teachings and practices. This book reveals how the increasingly conventional notion of equally "Abrahamic"  Read more...
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Best Nonfiction Jewish Book of 2012, Jewish Ideas Daily.com One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013 "[T]he figure of Abraham has more often been a battleground than a meeting place. This Read more...

 
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