Sharing Abraham?: Narrative Worldview, Biblical and Qur'anic Interpretation and Comparative Theology in Turkey

Bibliographic Information: 

Bristow, George. Sharing Abraham?: Narrative Worldview, Biblical and Qur'anic Interpretation and Comparative Theology in Turkey. (Cambridge, Mass: Doorlight Academic), 2017.

Description

Abraham has long been viewed as a source of common ground for monotheistic faith communities, yet the relationship between the various Abraham narratives is complex. In this book George Bristow rigorously analyzes biblical and qur’anic Abraham narratives and builds on the tight connection between narrative and worldview to lay the foundation for a careful and illuminating theological comparison between varying portraits of Abraham and the faith traditions in which they are embedded. In the course of building his argument, Bristow introduces an original model for analyzing the relationship of narrative to worldview and sheds important light on the function of Abraham for contemporary Turkish Muslims. Sharing Abraham is an essential resource for anyone interested in narrative and worldview studies, comparative theology, biblical and qur’anic hermeneutics, Abrahamic dialogue, or Islam in Turkey.

Publisher: 
Cambridge, Mass: Doorlight Academic