Abraham: One God, Three Wives, Five Religions

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Baha'i Publishing Trust, 2011 - Religion - 242 pages
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A groundbreaking examination of Abraham, one of the most beloved and significant religious figures in history. Author Frances Worthington researches 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 Baha'i 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.
 

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Contents

Prologue
3
A Note to the Reader
7
1On the Move
9
A Rising Star
19
Into the Fire
25
Exile
31
Threat and Promise
39
On the Road Again
47
A Final Resting Place
123
Three Weddings and a Funeral
129
Hinting at the Future
141
Moses
149
Jesus the Christ
155
Muhammad
161
The Bab
169
Bahaullah
175

The Land of Canaan
55
A Lesson for Pharaoh
65
The Apostle in Sodom
71
Promises Promises
77
Astonished by an Angel
83
The Second Heir
89
Angels in Sodom
97
Dying of Thirst
105
The Mystery of Sacrifice
113
Identifying Abrahams Descendants
185
Prophecy Fulfilled
193
But What about Other Religions?
201
The Ancient Sabean Faith and Sabeanism Today
207
Notes
211
Bibliography
227
Index
237
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About the author (2011)

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 nearly twenty years she was an award-winning garden columnist for the Greenville News. Her two previous books are Southern Seasons and Baha'i Basics. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina.

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