Religions of a Single God - A Critical Introduction to Monotheisms from Judaism to Baha'i - Zeba A. Crook

Religions of a Single God - A Critical Introduction to Monotheisms from Judaism to Baha'i - Zeba A. Crook

Part One Introduction

Religions of a Single God - A Critical Introduction to Monotheisms from Judaism to Baha'i - Zeba A. Crook

Zeba A. Crook [+-]
Carleton University
Zeba A. Crook is Professor of Religious Studies at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. He is a specialist in early Christianity and Graeco-Roman culture, but was drawn to the study of religion more broadly, and the study of these three religions in particular by teaching it. That his course on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam at Carleton University has attracted an average of six hundred students per year since he arrived there in 2003 shows the enduring interest in this material among young adults.

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This introduction to Part One explains the decision in this textbook to begin the history of Judaism with the return from exile (and not with Adam and Eve as is commonly done), the history of Christianity with Constantine (and not with Jesus as is commonly done), and the history of Islam in Medina (and not with the birth of Muhammad as is commonly done).

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Crook, Zeba. Part One Introduction. Religions of a Single God - A Critical Introduction to Monotheisms from Judaism to Baha'i. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 23-26 May 2019. ISBN 9781781798065. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38801. Date accessed: 25 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38801. May 2019

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