Table of contents for The children of Abraham : Judaism, Christianity, Islam / F.E. Peters ; with a foreword by John L. Esposito.

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Foreword by John L.Esposito ix
Preface to the New Edition xv
Preface xvii
INTRODUCTION The Scriptures: Some Preliminary Notions 1
CHAPTER ONE The Promise and the Heirs 7
CHAPTER TWO A Contested Inheritance 21
CHAPTER THREE Community and Hierarchy 41
CHAPTER FIVE Scripture and Tradition 85
CHAPTER SIX The Worship of God 103
CHAPTER SEVEN Renunciation and Aspiration 116
CHAPTER EIGHT Thinking and Talking about God 138
EPILOGUE Sacred History 167
Notes 173
Glossary 213
Index 227

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Judaism -- History -- To 1500.
Islam -- History -- To 1500.