Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Voice, the Word, the Books: The Sacred Scripture of the Jews, Christmas, and Muslims

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Voice, the Word, the Books: The Sacred Scripture of the Jews, Christmas, and Muslims

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F. E. Peters, The Voice, the Word, the Books: The Sacred Scripture of the Jews, Christians, and Mulisms (London: The British Library, 2007). 292 pp.; 16 colour plates. ISBN 978-07123-4943-7. £30.00. This book discusses the antecedents and consequences of the claim by Jews, Christians, and Muslims to be each uniquely in possession of the Word of God. F. E. Peters describes how the voice of God was identified and heard in each religion, how these oral traditions were recorded, collected, and arranged, and finally the forms in which the texts were preserved and transmitted from earliest times to the Renaissance. Writing for a general authence, but very well informed about up-to-date biblical and Quranic scholarship (though dispensing with the scholarly paraphernalia of notes and bibliography), Peters explores areas of agreement and contention between these three religions, all of which claim to be inheritors of the faith revealed to Abraham. …

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