Precision and beauty have kissed.
The Hebrew Bible's instruction to love the neighbor appears only once. “Love the stranger” appears more than 35 times.
The religious world we know was formed between 250 and 50 B.C.E.
Anton Wessels emphasizes points of convergence among the Abrahamic religions, even assimilating their scriptural perspectives into a single story. It's an audacious wager, and not without dangers.
reviewed by Leo D. Lefebure