By Aaron W. Hughes

Lately, the time period "Abrahamic religions" has been used with exceeding frequency within the academy. We now on a regular basis come across educational books, meetings, or even positions (including endowed chairs) dedicated to the so-called "Abrahamic religions." yet what precisely are "Abrahamic religions"? even if many understand him because the universal denominator of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Abraham is still deceptively out of achieve. An ahistorical determine, a few contend he holds the seeds for historic reconciliation. Touted as image of ecumenicism, Abraham can simply as simply functionality as considered one of department and exclusivity. Like our knowing of Abraham, the class "Abrahamic religions" is obscure and nebulous. In Abrahamic Religions, Aaron Hughes examines the construction and dissemination of this term.

Usually misplaced in modern discussions is a collection of an important questions: the place does the time period "Abrahamic religions" derive? Who created it and for what reasons? what kind of highbrow paintings is it looked as if it would practice? half genealogical and half analytical, this ebook seeks to elevate and resolution questions about the appropriateness and usability of utilising "Abrahamic religions" as a car for figuring out and classifying info. In so doing, Abrahamic Religions will be taken as a case research that examines the development of different types in the educational research of faith, exhibiting how the kinds we hire can develop into extra an obstacle than an expedient to understanding.

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