Secular, Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Muslim Perspectives Analyzed
About the Book
The major monotheistic religions of the world—Judaism, Christianity and Islam—have certain elements in common, particularly in their scriptures concerning the beginnings of life and the early history of human beings. This shared beginning is compellingly revealed in this reference work.
Part One traces the development of the earth and its inhabitants from a scientific viewpoint. Part Two features an introduction to the Tanakh, information on the Torah, and its authors, and other influences on the Jewish religion, followed by actual scriptures from the Torah. Then a section each is devoted to an explanation of the Catholic, Protestant and Fundamentalist Christian interpretations of these stories, citing scripture as appropriate. Part Three affords a Muslim perspective with excerpts from the Sirah. The appendices offer useful resources from these traditions.
About the Author(s)
Everett Jenkins, Jr.
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: tables, appendices, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2011 
Table of Contents
Part One: A Secular Perspective 7
Part Two: The Scriptures 115
A Jewish Perspective 115
A Catholic Perspective 174
A Protestant Perspective 211
A Fundamentalist Christian Perspective 253
A Muslim Perspective 288
Book Reviews & Awards
“carefully researched, readable…charming”—Reference User Services Quarterly.