Neighboring Faiths Hardback

Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today

by David Nirenberg;

Stock available


Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £43.92 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

Neighboring Faiths

Full Product Description

Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are usually treated as autonomous religions, but in fact across the long course of their histories the three religions have developed in interaction with one another. The author examines how Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived with and thought about each other during the Middle Ages and what the medieval past can tell us about how they do so today. There have been countless scripture-based studies of the three "religions of the book," but Nirenberg goes beyond those to pay close attention to how the three religious neighbors loved, tolerated, massacred, and expelled each other-all in the name of God-in periods and places both long ago and far away. Nirenberg argues that the three religions need to be studied in terms of how each affected the development of the others over time, their proximity of religious and philosophical thought as well as their overlapping geographics, and how the three "neighbors" define-and continue to define-themselves and their place in terms of one another.
From dangerous attractions leading to interfaith marriage; to interreligious conflicts leading to segregation, violence, and sometimes extermination; to strategies for bridging the interfaith gap through language, vocabulary, and poetry, Nirenberg aims to understand the intertwined past of the three faiths as a way for their heirs to produce the future-together.

Neighboring Faiths by David Nirenberg was published by The University of Chicago Press in October 2014. The ISBN for Neighboring Faiths is 9780226168937.

Reviews of Neighboring Faiths

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about Neighboring Faiths.


Details for Neighboring Faiths

Page last updated 19th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherThe University of Chicago Press (October 2014)
Number of Pages352
Thickness25 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4294712
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer