Reconciling False Divisions

Tree of Abraham

The bosom of Abraham – medieval illustration from the Hortus deliciarum of Herrad of Landsberg (12th century)

A Series exploring the Shared Abrahamic roots of Three Faith Traditions

Part I: Jewish Roots

A Presbyterian politician who wants to be the leader of the free world claims to have written a great book; second only to the Bible. He has promised to “protect Christianity,” and ban all Muslims outside the United States from entering. It remains unclear if he expects all radical Jihadists to self-profess at the border; instead of — say — swearing to be as Presbyterian as he is.

Beneath the superficiality of such political idiocy, an appreciative consideration of the shared Abrahamic roots of three great faith traditions might be helpful in finding ways to reconcile the false divisions that the most strident voices of ignorance seem to propagate.

This is first in a series of commentaries that attempt in some small way to make such a modest attempt. It begins where it all began; with Jewish roots and the mythic Hebrew character of Abraham.

You can read more of what this might mean in this latest commentary Here.

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