7. Abrahamic Religions: The Second Generation

Somewhere between Islam and Judaism - Critical Reflections - Aaron W. Hughes

Aaron W. Hughes [+-]
University of Rochester
Aaron W. Hughes is the Philip S. Bernstein Professor in the Department of Religion and Classics at the University of Rochester. His research and publications focus on both Jewish philosophy and Islamic Studies. He has authored numerous books, including Situating Islam: The Past and Future of an Academic Discipline (Equinox, 2007); Theorizing Islam: Disciplinary Deconstruction and Reconstruction (Equinox, 2012); Muslim Identities: An Introduction to Islam (Columbia, 2012); and Abrahamic Religions: On the Uses and Abuses of History (Oxford, 2012). He currently serves as the editor of the journal Method and Theory in the Study of Religion.

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Chapter 7, Abrahamic Religions: The Second Generation, was delivered as a lecture to the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. In 2012 I published a volume titled Abrahamic Religions: On the Uses and Abuses of History with Oxford University Press. Therein I argued that the term “Abrahamic Religions” was extremely problematic. The term, however, remains. In this lecture/chapter I argue that, since the term seems to be here to stay, we need to rethink and rehabilitate it.

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Hughes, Aaron. 7. Abrahamic Religions: The Second Generation. Somewhere between Islam and Judaism - Critical Reflections. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Sep 2021. ISBN 9781800500563. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=42209. Date accessed: 19 Apr 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42209. Sep 2021

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