Book: Somewhere between Islam and Judaism
Chapter: 7. Abrahamic Religions: The Second Generation
Chapter 7, Abrahamic Religions: The Second Generation, was delivered as a lecture to the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. In 2012 I published a volume titled Abrahamic Religions: On the Uses and Abuses of History with Oxford University Press. Therein I argued that the term “Abrahamic Religions” was extremely problematic. The term, however, remains. In this lecture/chapter I argue that, since the term seems to be here to stay, we need to rethink and rehabilitate it.