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Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths Book Review Summary

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Journalist and editor Bruce Feiler noted that Abraham is a central figure in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and decided to study him as a historical and mythic figure, in the hope of finding commonalities between the three great religions. He talks to theologians and ministers from various sects and faiths, examines the historic and spiritual literature, and travels to the various places where Abraham is supposed to have lived, traveled, and died, both to see what might have been and how things are at these locations today. This is a fairly easy read, light on the philosophy, and if it provides no real answers, it lights a hopeful light in a world of violence and suspicion.
The review of this Book prepared by David Loftus








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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   0-1000 AD    -   2000-0 BC    -   Bible Time! History of religion?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   Israel Religion?    -   Many different religions

Subjects of this Historical Account

Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   Arabic Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Somewhat sympathetic From a certain profession/group?    -   religious leaders

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Iraq    -   Iran/Persia Middle East?    -   Yes Middle East    -   Israel If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is moderately liberal

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   1 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   4 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Book makes you feel...    -   thoughtful How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses on brief history of a lot of players How much romance?    -   2 () Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None Length of book    -   201-250 pages

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