Abraham: One God, Three Wives, Five Religions

Abraham: One God, Three Wives, Five Religions

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by Frances Worthington
     
 

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In Abraham: One God, Three Wives, Five Religions, author Frances Worthington explores the three wives/concubines (Sarah, Hagar, and Keturah) of Abraham, and traces their lineage to five different religions—Christianity, Judaism, Islam, the Babi Faith, and the Bahai Faith. Examining the scripture and traditions of these five “Abrahamic”…  See more details below

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In Abraham: One God, Three Wives, Five Religions, author Frances Worthington explores the three wives/concubines (Sarah, Hagar, and Keturah) of Abraham, and traces their lineage to five different religions—Christianity, Judaism, Islam, the Babi Faith, and the Bahai Faith. Examining the scripture and traditions of these five “Abrahamic” faiths, this complex story also draws heavily from a rich variety of historical sources that provide a fascinating backdrop. The narrative follows the life of Abraham from his birth, through his marriages and the birth of his children, and his repeated exiles. It also provides great insight into the lives of the founders of the five Abrahamic Faiths—Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, the Báb, and Baha’u’llah—and illustrates how their lives mirror that of Abraham. The final chapters consider genetics and the spread of common DNA through diverse populations worldwide and the spiritual ancestry uniting us all. The combination of Worthington's exhaustive research and masterful narrative make this a fascinating and compelling read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781618510082
Publisher:
Baha'i Publishing Trust, U.S.
Publication date:
01/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
242
Sales rank:
696,611
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Frances Worthington is a writer who loves libraries, gardens and interfaith exploration. A graduate of Duke University with a Master's in library science, she is also a Master Gardener and former Chair of the Interfaith Forum in Greenville, South Carolina. For twenty years she was an award-winning garden columnist for the Greenville News for nearly 20 years. Her two previous books are Southern Seasons and Bahá'í Basics, both currently out-of-print. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina.

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