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Comparative Religion For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05227-3
366 pages
January 2011
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Part I: History Is a Happening Thing.

Chapter 1: One God, Three Faiths.

Chapter 2: Following Abraham’s Path.

Part II: The Development of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Chapter 3: Judaism: Oy Vey, What a History!

Chapter 4: Judaism Finds God in Everything.

Chapter 5: Jesus and the Origins of Christianity.

Chapter 6: Christian Beliefs and Practices.

Chapter 7: The Birth of Islam: The Prophet Submits to Allah.

Chapter 8: Islam: Submission of the Faithful.

Part III: Shared Aspects of the Faiths.

Chapter 9: Reading the Holy Words.

Chapter 10: Houses of Prayer.

Chapter 11: Religious Leaders: Keeping the Faith.

Chapter 12: Sacred Sites.

Chapter 13: Thy Kingdom Come: The Messiah Concept.

Chapter 14: Holy Catastrophe: End of the World.

Part IV: Shared Ideas Among the Faiths.

Chapter 15: Dealing with Sin.

Chapter 16: Good Heavens: Life after Death.

Chapter 17: Hell in a Nutshell.

Chapter 18: War and Peace: Why Can’t We All Get Along?

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Misconceptions about Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

Chapter 20: Ten Films Drawn from Biblical Accounts.

Chapter 21: Ten-Plus Ways Religion Influences the World.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Timelines for Religions.

Appendix B: Genealogies.


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