Judaism and Islam in Practice
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Judaism and Islam in Practice by Jacob Neusner
Book DescriptionJudaism and Islam compare because they concur that God cares deeply not only about attitudes but actions, not only about what one says to God but how one conducts affairs at home and in the village. In this sourcebook, the authors have selected key passages from the laws of Judaism and Islam which allow a close examination of their mode of expression and medium of thought as well as the substance of the laws themselves. The selected passages concentrate on areas critical to the life of piety and faith as actually practised within the two faith-communities - the relationship between the believer and God, between and among believers, at home in marriage, outside the home in the community and between the faithful and the infidels (for Islam) or idolaters (for Judaism). Judaism and Islam in Practice presents an invaluable collection of sources of Jewish and Islamic law and provides a unique analysis of the similarities and contrasts between the two faiths.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415216746
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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