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date: 17 December 2018

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This chapter argues that both the focus on Abraham as a unifying figure and the categorization of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as comparable religions (which, importantly, are to be distinguished from others), have been in evidence since ancient times. The chapter draws on both the theological stances of each religion towards the other, and on assorted moments in history when the relationship between the Abrahamic religions—and amongst their adherents—was appreciated and even highlighted.

Keywords: Abraham, Noachide religion, Judah Halevi, Ibn Kammūna, Menaḥem ha-Meiri, Jalal al-Din Rumi, Akbar the Great

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