A comparative introduction to significant readings found in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
The book covers a wide range of historical periods up to the present day. The readings explore six major themes from the perspective of each tradition. The six major themes includes coverage of: Scripture and Tradition; Monotheism; Authority and Community; Worship and Ritual; Ethics; and Religion and the Political Order.
For anyone interested in Western Religious Traditions in Religion or HIstory Departments.
A collection of readings from mainly primary and some secondary sources, designed to provide chronological and topical coverage of three major world religions. Readings vary in length, and are grouped in sections on scripture and tradition, monotheism, authority and community, worship and ritual, ethics, and religion and political order. Material is arranged to allow for identification of similarities and differences among traditions. A brief introduction sets each selection in its place and time, and in some cases provides commentary. Accessible to beginning students. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.