""Well-written and beautifully argued, this book makes an outstanding contribution to our understanding of the figure of Abraham. The educated public often labors under the grave misunderstanding that the three great monotheistic faith traditions share a common ancestor in Abraham. As Levenson demonstrates in this unique and timely book, Abraham has been shaped by each of the traditions to reflect the ideas and ideals of their own theology.""--Gary A. Anderson, author ofSin: A History ""Levenson provides a masterful reading of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic thinking that yielded three different portraits of Abraham. He sets the record straight about the biblical patriarch. Abraham is more of a divisive figure than he is in any real sense a shared ancestor.""--Sidney H. Griffith, author ofThe Church in the Shadow of the Mosque: Christians and Muslims in the World of Islam
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Princeton University Press
September 30, 2012
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