Ishmael Instructs Isaac: An Introduction To The Qur\'an For Bible Readers (Connections)

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Ishmael Instructs Isaac: An Introduction to the Qur'an for Bible Readers (Connections)

Jews, Christians, and Muslims trace their roots to Abraham and yet it is a shock to many Bible readers that some of the characters and stories in their sacred text are also found in the pages of Islam's sacred text, the Qur'an. By exploring the relationship between the Bible and the Qur'an in Ishmael Instructs Isaac, John Kaltner challenges Bible readers to think about their sacred book in new, exciting ways. In doing so, he leads al to a better appreciation of Islam.

After a brief overview of the text, themes, structure, and use of the Qur'an, Kaltner focuses on traditions that are shared with the Bible. He explains that the Bible and Qur'an contain many of the same themes, figures, and episodes. However, at times, there are significant differences in their descriptions of the same event or figure. By discussing such topics and figures as God, humanity, prophecy, creation, life after death, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Mary, Kaltner examines the similarities and differences between the two texts. This comparative method allows readers to better appreciate both what is distinctive about Islam and what it shares with Judaism and Christianity.

Specifications of Ishmael Instructs Isaac: An Introduction to the Qur'an for Bible Readers (Connections)

GENERAL
AuthorJohn Kaltner
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionComplete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed
ISBN-100814658822
ISBN-139780814658826
PublisherMichael Glazier
Number Of Pages312
Publication Date1999-08-01
DIMENSIONS
Height9.02 inch.
Length5.98 inch.
Width0.65 inch.
Weight1.1 pounds.

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