The Torah, the Gospel, and the Qur’an, by Anton Wessels

In this daring and wide-ranging work, Anton Wessels interprets the scriptures of the Abrahamic religions as presenting a single narrative common to a united Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition. A Presbyterian minister and professor emeritus at the Free University in Amsterdam, Wessels is well aware that many people view the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions as hostile competitors, destined forever to mutual animosity, and that others group Judaism and Christianity on one side of a divide as the Judeo-Christian tradition and view Islam in hostile isolation on the other side. Wessels has long been involved in interreligious reflection and has published a wide array of studies ranging from a guide to the Qur’an to a study of the spiritual message of the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to a provocative historical reflection on whether Europe was ever really Christian.


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