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Author Gilman, Sander L
Title Judaism, Christianity, and Islam : Collaboration and Conflict in the Age of Diaspora
Imprint Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2014
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Contributors -- Introduction -- 1 - Peoples of the Book -- 2 - Jews and Muslims -- 3 - How Health and Disease Define the Relationship among the Abrahamic Religions in the Age of Diaspora -- 4 - Inimical Friendships?-Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, Franz Rosenzweig, and Dialogue between the West and Islam -- 5 - Collaborating and Conflicted -- 6 - Terrorists in the Village? -- 7 - The Damascus Affair and the Debate on Ritual Murder in Early Victorian Britain -- 8 - Interreligious Love in Contemporary German Film and Literature -- 9 - Interrogating Diaspora -- Conclusion -- Index
Islam, Christianity, and Judaism share several common features, including their historical origins in the prophet Abraham, their belief in a single divine being, and their modern global expanse. Yet it is the seeming closeness of these "Abrahamic" religions that draws attention to the real or imagined differences between them. This volume examines Abrahamic cultures as minority groups in societies which may be majority Muslim, Christian, or Jewish, or self-consciously secular. The focus is on the relationships between these religious identities in global Diaspora, where all of them are confronted with claims about national and individual difference. The case studies range from colonial Hong Kong and Victorian London to today's San Francisco and rural India. Each study shows how complex such relationships can be and how important it is to situate them in the cultural, ethnic, and historical context of their world. The chapters explore ritual practice, conversion, colonization, immigration, and cultural representations of the differences between the Abrahamic religions. An important theme is how the complex patterns of interaction among these religions embrace collaboration as well as conflict-even in the modern Middle East. This work by authors from several academic disciplines on a topic of crucial importance will be of interest to scholars of history, theology, sociology, and cultural studies, as well as to the general reader interested in how minority groups have interacted and coexisted
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Gilman, Sander L. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam : Collaboration and Conflict in the Age of Diaspora Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press,c2014 9789888208272
Subject Judaism -- Relations -- Islam.;Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.;Jewish diaspora
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