Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Interview with Jon D. Levenson

MARGINALIA: Jon D. Levenson Talks to Charles Halton about Abrahamic Religions.
Which Abrahamic tradition? Jon Levenson’s Inheriting Abraham

Abrahamic religions. We’ve all heard the phrase and many of us use it. It implies a touchpoint between three of the world’s “great” religions — a common ancestor that supposedly binds together 3.5 billion Jews, Christians, and Muslims the world over. Except that, as Jon D. Levenson explains in Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, these traditions view the patriarch in very different ways.
Good stuff.