Sacred: Books of the Three Faiths- Judaism, Christianity, Islam: People of the Book - Judaism, Christianity, Islam

By: John Reeve; John Reeve [Editor]

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224 pages. Illustrated in colour. Posted within 1 working day. Robust recyclable packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwideThis official exhibition catalogue illustrates and describes the exquisite and rare examples of Jewish, Christian and Muslim sacred texts from the Library's collections - considered to be one of the greatest in the world - alongside treasures on loan. It also contains essays by three leading scholars of religion that explore aspects of the three faiths - their development through history and their meaning in the world today.


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"Sacred" is the lush official catalog of the groundbreaking British Library exhibit bearing the same name, which presents many of the world s most beautiful religious texts for the first time. Illustrations from rare and exquisite examples of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sacred texts from the Library s collections, along with unique treasures on loan from other institutions, are showcased and accompanied by essays from three of today s leading religious scholars that explore aspects of the three faiths, including their historical development and contemporary meaning. Stunning full-color illustrations of many previously unreproduced manuscripts from the shared history of the three major religions are paired are brought into compellingly modern context by perceptive writers on religion such as Karen Armstrong, Everett Fox, Frank Peters, and Kathleen Doyle.
The manuscripts featured in "Sacred" include one of the earliest surviving Qur ans, completed 160 years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, and a sixth-century Christian text that was suppressed by the church for failing to include the genealogy of Christ. Other fascinating manuscripts include an ancient Jewish text containing an illustration of God s face forbidden in Jewish tradition and the Torah scroll used by the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng. "Sacred" pairs images of these remarkable works with commentary from scholars and critics that explores the relationship between these three major faiths.
Accompanied by over 200 color illustrations, "Sacred" represents the first time that such remarkable and venerable manuscripts have been brought together in a single volume illustrating the remarkable shared history of three of the world s major religions."

Title: Sacred: Books of the Three Faiths- Judaism, Christianity, Islam: People of the Book - Judaism, Christianity, Islam

Author Name: John Reeve; John Reeve [Editor]

Categories: Religion Spirit,

Publisher: British Library Publishing Division: 2007-04-15

ISBN Number: 0712349758

ISBN Number 13: 9780712349758

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo)

Seller ID: 139029