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Abubakar

Abubakar LondonUnited Kingdom
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  • "I really enjoyed listening to this"

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    As someone who has long been fascinated with these 3 faiths, this book really did its job in presenting these faiths side by side for comparison. The author is clearly excited by the subject and this makes it all the more interesting to listen to. This book is so informative as the author covers many topics. I definitely feel like I have an even better understanding of these religions as a result of this book. I was always reluctant to press the stop button and will probably listen to this a third or fourth time! I've rated this 4 stars and not 5 only because I disagree with one or two factual points the author discusses.

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    Judaism, Christinanity and Islam

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Frank E. Peters
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    Professor Peters' studies of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam allow him to offer a series of lectures beginning with Creation and ending with the Final Judgment. In this course, Professor Peters leads listeners through a comprehensive study of each of these fundamentally monotheistic religious communities. As he concludes, only by understanding their similarities and differences can we hope to make sense of the politics of religion which continue to fuel conflicts throughout the world.

    Abubakar says: "I really enjoyed listening to this"
  • "overall good"

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    A good overview of the Quran from history to modern day times as Muslims have understood it through the ages. The author provides an Islamic view point throughout the book.

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    The Qur'an: A Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Bruce Lawrence
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    Few books in history have been as poorly understood as the Qur'an. In this audiobook, the distinguished historian of religion Bruce Lawrence shows precisely how the Qur'an is Islam. He describes the origins of the faith and assesses its influence on today's societies and politics. Above all, he emphasizes that the Qur'an is a sacred book of signs that has no single message. It is a book that demands interpretation and one that can be properly understood only through its history.

    Abubakar says: "overall good"
  • "the scrolls- dehyped and demystified"

    Overall

    The scrolls have been one of those mysteries I've wanted to learn more about. This book more than does the job!
    The author does well to fill you in on all the background such as how the scrolls were discovered and relevant Jewish (and a little Christian) history. With many new terms and names to keep track of, it can be challenging to follow at times.
    Unfortunately the scrolls are less mysterious than the media has hyped them up to be. For example they discuss issues of ritual purity of vessels and other Jewish-law differences of opinion hence you may be left feeling deflated if you were expecting something more dramatic! That said there is a lot more to the scrolls which he does cover. He also covers a lot of the fanciful ideas attested to the scrolls and Jewish-Christian debates about the scrolls and their relevance Jesus (if any) that have been presented in the media.
    The scrolls for me are a mystery no more!

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    The Dead Sea Scrolls: The Truth behind the Mystique

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Lawrence H. Schiffman
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    In this course, Professor Lawrence H. Schiffman imparts a clear understanding of what the Dead Sea Scrolls are, and even more importantly, what they are not. Indeed, everything about the Scrolls, from their long road to full publication to the haggling over dating and translation, has been shrouded in controversy. In these lectures, Professor Schiffman gives a fascinating explanation of the content of the Scrolls and the times in which the Scrolls were kept.

    Abubakar says: "the scrolls- dehyped and demystified"
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