Abraham's Children Paperback

Liberty and Tolerance in an Age of Religious Conflict

by Kelly James Clark;


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Abraham's Children

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Scarcely any country in today's world can claim to be free of intolerance. Israel and Palestine, Northern Ireland, the Sudan, the Balkans, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and the Caucasus are just some of the areas of intractable conflict, apparently inspired or exacerbated by religious differences. Can devoted Jews, Christians, or Muslims remain true to their own fundamental beliefs and practices, yet also find paths toward liberty, tolerance, and respect for those of other faiths? In this vitally important book, fifteen influential practitioners of the Abrahamic religions address religious liberty and tolerance from the perspectives of their own faith traditions. Former President Jimmy Carter, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Indonesia's first democratically elected president, Abdurrahman Wahid, and the other writers draw on their personal experiences and on the sacred writings that are central in their own religious lives. Rather than relying on "pure reason", as secularists might prefer, the contributors celebrate religious traditions and find within them a way toward mutual peace, uncompromised liberty, and principled tolerance.Offering a counterbalance to incendiary religious leaders who cite Holy Writ to justify intolerance and violence, the contributors reveal how tolerance and respect for believers in other faiths stands at the core of the Abrahamic traditions.

Abraham's Children by Kelly James Clark was published by Yale University Press in July 2012 and is our 42314th best seller. The ISBN for Abraham's Children is 9780300179378.

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Page last updated 19th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherYale University Press (July 2012)
Weight454g
Number of Pages288
Thickness20 mm
Height140 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780300179378
ISBN-100300179375
Product Code4024749
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