Jews, Christians, and Muslims all have a standard trust within the sanctity of a middle holy scripture, and statement on scripture (exegesis) was once on the middle of all 3 traditions within the center a while. even as, since it handled matters comparable to the character of the canon, the bounds of appropriate interpretation, and the that means of salvation historical past from the viewpoint of religion, exegesis used to be elaborated within the heart a while alongside the faultlines of interconfessional disputation and polemical clash. This number of 13 essays by way of world-renowned students of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam explores the character of exegesis in the course of the excessive and particularly the past due center a while as a discourse of cross-cultural and interreligious clash, paying specific awareness to the commentaries of students within the western and southern Mediterranean from Iberia and Italy to Morocco and Egypt.

Unlike different comparative experiences of faith, this assortment isn't a chronological heritage or an encyclopedic advisor. in its place, it offers essays in 4 conceptual clusters ("Writing at the Borders of Islam," "Jewish-Christian Conflict," "The highbrow job of the Dominican Order," and "Gender") that discover medieval exegesis as a motor vehicle for the expression of communal or spiritual id, one who displays shared or competing notions of sacred historical past and sacred textual content. This well timed e-book will entice students and lay readers alike and may be crucial examining for college students of comparative faith, historians charting the background of spiritual clash within the medieval Mediterranean, and all these drawn to the intersection of Jewish,
Christian, and Muslim ideals and practices.

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