Studies in World Religions : An Introduction to Monotheistic Traditions
The 2nd Edition of Studies in World Religious: An Introduction to Monotheistic Traditions starts with a general introduction followed by an analytic exploration into the meaning of the discipline of Comparative Religion and its significance, historical development and methodology. This book takes an analytical approach in studying Judaism and Christianity from religious, historical, social and philosophical perspectives. What are some of the points of agreement between the two traditions, and what are some of the areas of contention? A Qur'anic perspective on both traditions is briefly highlighted. References are made to both primary and secondary sources, classical and modern, and Islamic and non-Islamic literature. The final part of this book presents a comparative analysis of fundamentalism and fanaticism, specifically within the monotheistic traditions. How do Muslim and Western approaches differ in dealing with these movements? What provisions are there in the religion of Islam for dealing with fundamentalist and fanatical elements within its community?