Comparing Religions Through Law: Judaism and Islam by Jacob NeusnerComparing Religions Through Law: Judaism and Islam by Jacob Neusner

Comparing Religions Through Law: Judaism and Islam

byJacob Neusner, Tamara SonnEditorJacob Neusner

Paperback | September 8, 1999

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Comparing Religions Through Lawoffers a ground- breaking study which compares these two religions through shared dominant structures. In the case of Judaism and Islam the dominant structure is law.
Comparing Religions Through Lawpresents an innovative and sometimes controversial study of the comparisons and contrasts between the two religions and offers an example of how comparative religious studies can provide grounds for mutual understanding.
Tamara Sonn is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of South Florida, specialising in Islam. Her publications includeInterpreting Islam: Bandali Jawzis Islamic Intellectual History.Jacob Neusner is Distinguished Research Professor of Religious Studies at the University of South Florida and Professor of Religion at Bard Coll...
Title:Comparing Religions Through Law: Judaism and IslamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:September 8, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415194873

ISBN - 13:9780415194877


From Our Editors

Islam and Judaism agree on certain key issues, such as the view of the divine as the ultimate authority and law. The divergence between the two faiths is of great interest to Jacob Neusner and Tamara Sonn. In Comparing Religions Through Law, the authors examine the classical legal statements of the Torah and Sunni Islamic law to highlight these differences. The comparisons and contrasts result in the supremacy of one faith over the other. Indeed the authors’ mission here is for greater mutual understanding based on comparative study.

Editorial Reviews

"This work provides a scholarly model for a greater understanding of the two relilgions of Judaism and Islam. Highly recommended..."
..."a hugely important and fascinating topic."
-"Middle East Quarterly, June 2000