The Creation: Secular, Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Muslim Perspectives Analyzed

The Creation: Secular, Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Muslim Perspectives Analyzed

By: Everett Jenkins (author)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

Description

The major monotheistic religions of the world--Judaism, Christianity and Islam--have certain elements in common, particularly in their scriptures concerning the beginnings of life and the early history of human beings. This shared beginning is compellingly worth further study. Common ground and common threads can only help a dialogue between people of different faiths. This reference work could be a tool toward greater understanding of other faiths and focuses on the story of the creation of the universe and of humans. Part One traces the development of the earth and its inhabitants from a scientific viewpoint so that the humanistic perspective may be contrasted with the scriptural accounts to follow. Part Two features an introduction to the Tanakh, information on the Torah, and what is known about its authors, and other influences on the Jewish religion, followed by actual scriptures from the Torah from the creation through the destruction of the Tower of Babel. Then a section each is devoted to an explanation of the Catholic, Protestant and Fundamentalist Christian interpretations of these stories, citing scripture as appropriate. Part Three affords a Muslim perspective with excerpts from the Sirah that refer to events and characters from the early chapters of Genesis. The appendices are rich--various chronologies of similar events based on the different scriptures, tables of contents for the various holy books, tables presenting summaries of a particular perspective on a subject or comparisons between two perspectives and much more.

About Author

Attorney Everett Jenkins, Jr., made his intensive research and unique juxtapositional presentation style a trademark in his Pan-African Chronology series ("recommended for all libraries"--Library Journal) and his Muslim Diaspora series ("a useful reference work that is a delight to peruse"--Choice). He lives in Fairfield, California.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786460960
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 452
  • ID: 9780786460960
  • ISBN10: 0786460962

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close