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 People of the Book

People of the Book

An Interfaith Dialogue about How Jews, Christians and Muslims Understand Their Sacred Scriptures

Dan Cohn-Sherbok, George D. Chryssides and Usama Hasan. Foreword by Karen Armstrong

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Exploring the writings of the Torah, Bible and Qu'ran, this book presents a lively and thoughtful discussion of scripture's role in contemporary faith. Analysing the many theological, political and social issues that divide or unite different religious traditions, it reveals modern inspiration, truth and guidance can be drawn from three Holy Writs.
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Paperback / softback
2018, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 304pp
ISBN: 9781785921049

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What is the role of scripture in illuminating the lives of the faithful today? In this book, three experts in Judaism, Christianity and Islam respectively discuss and debate this question, by exploring the core messages of the Torah, Bible and Qu'ran. Taking a deeper look at the wide range of theological, political and social issues that divide (and sometimes unite) their religions, they reveal how inspiration and guidance can be drawn not only on life's big questions such as sin and the afterlife, but also on societal issues including war, suffering, marriage and justice.


'The book offers a useful trialogue between the authors - as well as between the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Bible and the Quran - concerning the views of these three scriptures on a variety of topics, from creation to afterlife, and from land to God. As such, it not only offers the readers a glimpse into each scripture, but also a background for understanding the differences and similarities between the three scriptures, and the religions which they represent.'
- Dr Zohar Hadromi-Allouche

'In this most illuminating and engaging volume, three authors, from (their) committed standpoints as Jew, Christian and Muslim, present their informed positions on a wide range of topics, ranging from the interpretation of the Word of God to gender and ethnicity, aspects that vitally affect how we live, communicate with, and understand each other in today's world. Dispelling ignorance and misunderstanding, the volume will surprise the reader as to the extent of those values and beliefs we actually share in common rather than what keeps us apart.

This is a most readable, and informative book, usefully divided into helpful sections so that it can act as a reference volume as well as a work to be read in one sitting. It is an ideal resource for those engaged in interfaith dialogue, at either an academic or pastoral level and is a major contribution to promoting understanding and respect for others, whose beliefs we may not personally hold ourselves.'
- Martin O'Kane, Professor Emeritus, UWTSD