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Apocalyptic  

Philip Davies

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
In the Old Testament, apocalyptic literature (or simply ‘apocalyptic’, as the genre is often called) might not seem to occupy a prominent place. Only the book of Daniel falls into this ... More

Apocalypticism, Millenarianism, and Messianism  

Lutz Greisiger

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
Apocalyptic phenomena and discourses run as a thread through Jewish, Christian, and Muslim history, playing a lead role during times of transition and ferment. Apocalyptic phenomena ... More

Authority of Scripture, Tradition, and the Church  

Richard Swinburne

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2009
Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all claim that God has given humans a revelation. Divine revelation may be either of God, or by God of propositional truth. Traditionally Christianity has ... More

The Concept of the Abrahamic Religions, Problems and Pitfalls  

Rémi Brague

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
This chapter examines such current expressions as ‘the three monotheisms’, ‘the three religions of Abraham’, and ‘the three religions of the book’, points to their falsity and the dangers ... More

Philosophy and Theology  

Carlos Fraenkel

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
This chapter examines the distinctive character of philosophy among Muslims, Jews, and Christians in the medieval Islamic world. It relates philosophy to theology, but also to other ... More

Religions of Love: Judaism, Christianity, Islam  

David Nirenberg and Leonardo Capezzone

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
This chapter explores the place of love—of human towards humans or towards God, and of God towards humans—in the Abrahamic traditions. Christianity frequently presented itself as a religion ... More

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