An Introduction to the Abrahamic Religions

  • Terence Lovat
  • Robert Crotty
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Religious Studies book series (BRIEFSRESTU)


This chapter introduces the notion of Abrahamic Religions as it applies to Islam, Christianity and Judaism. It is contended that the notion constitutes a foundational sacred Story for each of the religions that is held in common. The chapter begins exploration of the major similarities and differences between and across the three religions in their conceptions of the sacred Story, similarities that bind and differences that divide them.


Religious Tradition Sacred Writing Islamic Scholarship Interfaith Dialogue Late Medieval Period 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terence Lovat
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert Crotty
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia
  2. 2.University of OxfordOxfordUK
  3. 3.University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

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