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Compares and contrasts texts from the three religions as they deal with their origins, their role in society, the law, worship and the spiritual life, and the end of the world

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Genre: Religion
Author: F. E. Peters
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release: 1990-08-15
File: 1216 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780691020549

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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--an extraordinarily 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, one of the world's foremost experts on the monotheistic faiths, 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. Volume I, The Peoples of God, tells the story of the foundation and 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. Peters takes us to where these religions live: their scriptures, laws, 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. The prose is supple, the method rigorous. This is a remarkably cohesive, informative, and accessible narrative reflecting a lifetime of study by a single recognized authority in all three fields. The Monotheists is a magisterial comparison, for students and general 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.

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Genre: Religion
Author: F. E. Peters
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release: 2009-04-11
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781400825714

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This is volume two of a two-volume study of a war and moon god religion that was based on the Mideast moon god religion of Sin.

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Genre: Cults
Author: Yoel Natan
Publisher: Yoel Natan
Release: 2006-01-01
File: 1185 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781439297179

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Government and Politics is the component of Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and Humanities in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Government and Politics in the Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and Humanities deals with the discipline of general and introductory descriptions on a wide range of political phenomena in rather conventional ways. It covers the following topics: The first two topics, “Forms and Modes of Government” and “Structures of Government”, deal with institutional and structural aspects of political phenomena. The third topic “Political Aspects of Government is about dynamic political processes. The fourth “Ideas and Ideologies in Politics” investigates political thoughts and ideologies in the modern world. The fifth topic “International Politics” intend to give readers an international perspective, since contexts and systems which have international or transnational characters are obviously important background against which a political aspect of building a sustainable society must be considered. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

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Author: Masashi Sekiguchi
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
Release: 2010-08-27
File: 394 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781905839704

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Are the Commandments really written in stone? A biblical scholar offers an “engrossing and enlightening guide to one of the world’s great legal codes” (Booklist). In this lively, provocative book, Michael Coogan takes us into the ancient past to examine the Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue. How, among all the laws reportedly given on Mount Sinai, did the Ten Commandments become the Ten Commandments? When did that happen? There are several versions of the Decalogue in the Old Testament, so how have different groups determined which is the most authoritative? Why were different versions created? Coogan discusses the meanings the Ten Commandments had for audiences in biblical times and observes that the form of the ten proscriptions and prohibitions was not fixed—as one would expect since they were purported to have come directly from God—nor were the Commandments always strictly observed. In later times as well, Jews and especially Christians ignored and even rejected some of the prohibitions, although the New Testament clearly acknowledges the special status of the Ten Commandments. Today it is plain that some of the values enshrined in the Decalogue are no longer defensible, such as the ownership of slaves and the labeling of women as men’s property. Yet in line with biblical precedents, the author concludes that while a literal observance of the Ten Commandments is misguided, some of their underlying ideals remain valid in a modern context.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Michael Coogan
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 2014-04-28
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780300207002

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Examines issues surrounding the place of the Ten Commandments in American society and their application in secular law, covering such issues as the separation of church and state, capital punishment, and prayer in public schools.

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Genre: Reference
Author: Joseph P. Hester
Publisher: McFarland
Release: 2003
File: 285 Pages
ISBN-13: 0786414197

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NOTE: NOT for independent self-study, this large-sized workbook is to be used as a study tool for those listening to the live broadcasts or the recordings of Ustaadh Moosaa Richardson's lessons in Ramadhaan 1440 (2019). Get your copy and brace yourself for another Ramadhaan of serious study, in shaa' Allah. Details for how you can access the live broadcasts and freely available high-quality MP3 recordings are found in the workbook's introduction.THIS YEAR'S TOPICS: LESSON 1: From the Traits of the HypocritesLESSON 2: The Man with Two FacesLESSON 3: The Changing of the Qiblah DirectionLESSON 4: Prayer to the Wrong Direction by MistakeLESSON 5: A Treasure from Beneath the ThroneLESSON 6: Making Distinctions Between ProphetsLESSON 7: Hastening to Allah's ForgivenessLESSON 8: Being Patient With People's HarmsLESSON 9: The Importance of Hijrah (Emigration)LESSON 10: Is There Any Repentance for Mass Murderers?LESSON 11: Islamic Punishments for TerroristsLESSON 12: The Story of the Criminals from 'UraynahLESSON 13: Only Allah Has All Knowledge of the UnseenLESSON 14: He Came to Teach the People Their ReligionLESSON 15: Ten Commandments in the QuranLESSON 16: Following Allah's Straight PathLESSON 17: True Believers Described in DetailLESSON 18: The Seven Shaded Under Allah's ThroneLESSON 19: How Religious Allies Must InteractLESSON 20: Focusing on Yourself Primarily, Not ExclusivelyLESSON 21: Allah Alone Controls All Benefit and HarmLESSON 22: Obedience to Allah & True Reliance Upon HimLESSON 23: A Reminder for All Those Who RememberLESSON 24: Piety, Repentance, and Good MannersLESSON 25: The Great Merits of Upright SpeechLESSON 26: The Seeds From Which the Trees of Paradise GrowLESSON 27: The Futility of False Objects of WorshipLESSON 28: Closing Off the Pathways to PolytheismLESSON 29: Islam Emphasizes Individual AccountabilityLESSON 30: Supplicating for Ten Important ThingsNEW Feature: This year's lessons include a daily fatwa on topics relative to Ramadhaan from the Fatwa Collection of the great scholar, Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azee ibn Baaz (may Allah have Mercy on him).

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Author: Moosaa Richardson
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Release: 2019-04-17
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 1094801275

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Are Islam and the West on a collision course? From the Ayatollah Khomeini to Saddam Hussein, the image of Islam as a militant, expansionist, and rabidly anti-American religion has gripped the minds of Western governments and media. But these perceptions, John L. Esposito writes, stem from a long history of mutual distrust, criticism, and condemnation, and are far too simplistic to help us understand one of the most important political issues of our time. In this new edition of The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?, Esposito places the challenge of Islam in critical perspective. Exploring the vitality of this religion as a global force and the history of its relations with the West, Esposito demonstrates the diversity of the Islamic resurgence--and the mistakes our analysts make in assuming a hostile, monolithic Islam. This third edition has been expanded to include new material on current affairs in Turkey, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Southeast Asia, as well as a discussion of international terrorism.

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Genre: Religion
Author: John L. Esposito
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 1999-10-07
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199727209

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Publisher: The Kingdom Bible
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The third edition of this popular reader reflects considerable changes. The framework for understanding theory as a set of conversations over time is maintained and deepened, pairing classical with contemporary readings to illustrate the ways in which theory continues to be reinterpreted over time. Volume I has been completely reorganized, with new contextual and biographical materials surrounding the primary readings, and end-of-chapter study guides that include key terms, discussion questions, and innovative classroom exercises. The result is a fresh and expansive take on social theory that foregrounds a plurality of perspectives and reflects contemporary trends in the field, while being an accessible and manageable teaching tool.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Roberta Garner
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release: 2014-05-29
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781442607378

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