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us: Abrahamic religions


  • Here are entered works dealing collectively with Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and sometimes other monotheistic religions, that discuss an underlying, common heritage traceable to the patriarch Abraham.

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    • found: Theological dictionary online, Oct. 16, 2008 (Abrahamic religion: any of those religions deriving from a common ancient Semitic tradition and traced by their adherents to Abraham, a patriarch whose life is narrated in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, and as a prophet in the Qurʾan; this forms a large group of related, largely monotheistic religions, generally held to include Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the Bahai Faith (based upon Islam), and comprises about half of the world's religious adherents; not all monotheistic religions are Abrahamic)
    • found: Britannica online, Oct. 16, 2008: monasticism article (Judaism: the oldest of the three Abrahamic religions)
    • found: Penguin dictionary of sociology online, Oct. 16, 2008: world religions article (Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam)
    • found: Wikipedia, Oct. 16, 2008: (Abrahamic religions: monotheistic faiths -- such as Judaism, Islam, and Christianity -- that recognize a spiritual tradition identified with Abraham. Other religions the identify in this way, such as the Druze, are also sometimes included) Rastafari movement article (Rastafari movement is a monotheistic, Abrahamic, New Testament, religious movement)
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    • Here are entered works dealing collectively with Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and sometimes other monotheistic religions, that discuss an underlying, common heritage traceable to the patriarch Abraham.
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    • 2008-12-17: new
    • 2008-12-18: revised
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