The Monotheists: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conflict and Competition, Volume II: The Words and Will of God
by F E Peters
The world's three great monotheistic religions have spent most of their historical careers in conflict or competition with each other. And yet in ... Show synopsis The world's three great monotheistic religions have spent most of their historical careers in conflict or competition with each other. And yet in fact they sprung from the same spiritual roots and have been nurtured in the same historical soil. This book - a comprehensive and approachable comparative introduction to these religions - seeks not so much to demonstrate the truth of this thesis as to illustrate it. Frank Peters takes Judaism, Christianity and Islam and after briefly tracing the roots of each, places them side-by-side to show both their similarities and their differences. formation of the three monotheistic communities, of their visible, historical presence. Volume II, The Words and Will of God, is devoted to their inner life, the spirit that animates and regulates them. institutions and intentions; how each seeks to worship God and achieve salvation; and how they deal with their own (orthodox and heterodox) and with others (the goyim, the pagans, the infidels). Throughout, he measures - but never judges - one religion against the other. readers as well as scholars, of the parties to one of the most troubling issues of today - the fierce, sometimes productive and often destructive, competition among the world's monotheists, the siblings called Jews, Christians and Muslims.