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Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today

David Nirenberg


Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are often treated as autonomous, stable and independent of each other. In fact, across the long course of their histories, the three religions have developed in interaction with, and thinking about, each other. This book shows how, from their beginnings to the present day, the three religions were and continue to be “co-produced,” shaping and reshaping themselves through processes of simultaneous identification and dis-identification with their rival “siblings”/neighbors. It uncovers a world in which the three religions are interdependent, constantly transforme ... More

Keywords: Abrahamic religions, history of religion, history of racism, tolerance, Mediterranean history, political theology, interfaith sexual relations, miscegenation, religious conversion, religious violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226168937
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226169095.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Nirenberg, author
Roman Family Director of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago