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

Cambridge: Doorlight Academic, 2017 pp. xv + 303. $24.95

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ISRME Studies in Religion & Theology

Description: Do Muslims and Christians truly share Abraham? Is Abraham a starting point for dialogue among monotheistic faith communities? These questions have seldom been examined as thoroughly or as sensitively as they are here. 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 two portraits of Abraham and the two faith tradition 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.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Comparative Religion, Quran

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Review by John W. Fadden
Published 5/16/2019
Citation: John W. Fadden, review of George Bristow, Sharing Abraham? Narrative Worldview, Biblical and Qur’anic Interpretation and Comparative Theology in Turkey, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2019).

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