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From Abraham to the 'Abrahamic religions' : Louis Massignon and the invention of a religious category

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As a neologism for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the modern construct 'Abrahamic religions' is as ubiquitous as it is contested in the study of the monotheistic religions. Some have argued against the use of the concept on both historical and theological grounds. In particular, the concept is often interpreted as ecumenically motivated in the thought of Louis Massignon. This understanding arises from a parochial interpretation of its origins, in which Massignon's reflections on t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Department:
Humanities Division - Theology Faculty
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Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:d17de5bc-c42b-4a55-afe6-11c6137583db
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ora:12466

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