Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Common Ground between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: An Islamic View of the Monotheistic Path to Morality

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

It is appropriate to mention that common ground exists between the Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Their religions began in the Middle East - Judaism and Christianity in the northwest of the Arabian Peninsula; Islam in Central Arabia. Judaism and Christianity first came to the Hebrews, Islam to the Arabs. All of them subscribed to the monotheistic religion of Abraham. These religions absorbed from Zoroastrianism, although non-Semitic, yet a religion in their neighborhood, the dichotomies between good and evil, God and Satan, light and darkness. These dichotomies find their moral expression in the qurʾanic imperative - in short, a philosophy of morality. The very same foundational principles of one's religion can be applied with either a liberal or a conservative interpretation. This distinction is useful for bioethics can be corrected by the progressive use of the sources of law, in line with the approach developed in Islam's formative centuries.

Keywords:Christianity; Islam; Judaism; monotheistic religion; morality



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Monotheism & Ethics — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation