Identity and Civilization

Identity and Civilization

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A collection of 22 essays centered around an exploration of the three religions and their political self-images. Nisan (Middle Eastern studies, Hebrew U., Jerusalem) explores a number of topics, but seems especially concerned with the preservation of the state of Israel against what he views as the implacably hostile world of Islam. Among the subjects he touches upon are a critique of Edward Said's Orientalism, the ways in which the base philosophies of the religions manifest themselves politically, and the Christian West's view of the Middle East. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OREssays on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Mordechai Nisan. deniers of the full truth. ... One of the best known examples is the mistaken identification in the Koran of Miriam, Mosesa#39; sister, with Mary, Jesusa#39; mother. In the Koran the two womenanbsp;...

Title:Identity and Civilization
Author:Mordechai Nisan
Publisher:University Press of America - 1999-01-01


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