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Author Gregg, Robert C., author.

Title Shared stories, rival tellings : early encounters of Jews, Christians, and Muslims / Robert C. Gregg.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  220.609 G861s 2015    ---  Available
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Description xviii, 721 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 671-688) and index.
Contents Part I. Cain and Abel/Qabil and Habil. Preview, chapters 1-3: the first murder -- Cain's fratricide: rabbis and other early Jewish writers judge the case -- Cain and Abel christianized -- "Tell them the story of the two sons of Adam as it really was" -- Comparative summary: Cain and Abel/Qabil and Habil -- part II. Sarah and Hagar: mothers to three families. Preview, chapters 4-6: Abraham's rival wives -- Sarah and Hagar: Jewish portrayals -- Sarah and Hagar in Christian retellings -- Hagar and Ishmael, Abraham's family in Mecca -- Comparative summary: Sarah and Hagar: mothers to three families -- part III. Joseph's temptation by his Egyptian master's wife. Preview, chapters 7-9: Joseph/Yusuf and the temptress -- Joseph and Potiphar's wife: Jewish interpretations -- Joseph put to the test: Christian sermons and art -- Yusuf with Zulaykha -- Comparative summary: Joseph's temptation by his Egyptian master's wife -- part IV. Jonah the angry prophet. Preview, chapters 10-12: "The one of the fish" -- Jonah, Nineveh, the great fish, and God: Jews ponder the story -- Jonah and Jesus: in one story, two -- Islam's Yunus: from anger to praise -- Comparative summary: Jonah the angry prophet -- part V. Mary, Miriam, Maryam. Preview, chapters 13-15: Mary through the eyes of three religions -- Mary in Christian imagination: from Jewish maiden to ever-virgin to heavenly advocate -- Miriam, mother of Yeshu the false messiah: Jewish counterstories -- Maryam, mother of `Isa: "chosen ... over the women of all peoples" -- Comparative summary: Mary, Miriam, Maryam -- Epilogue.
Summary "Judaism, Chritianity, and Islam are considered kindred religions--holding ancestral heritages and monotheistic belief in common--but there are definitive distinctions between these 'Abrahamic' peoples. Shared Stores, Rival Tellings explores the early exchanges of Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and argues that their interactions were dominated by debates over the meanings of certain stories sacred to all three communities"--Jacket.
Subject Bible -- Criticism, Narrative.
Bible stories.
Qur'an -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish.
Bible. New Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish.
Bible -- Islamic interpretations.
Bible. Old Testament -- Comparative studies.
Bible. New Testament -- Comparative studies.
Qur'an -- Comparative studies.
ISBN 9780190231491 (cloth : alk. paper)
0190231491 (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard No. 40025192192

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