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By Reuven Firestone

ISBN-10: 1594732906

ISBN-13: 9781594732904

ISBN-10: 1683364929

ISBN-13: 9781683364924

What Does It suggest to Be "Chosen"? Why Did God need to Choose?

“To be selected could have more than a few that means from the mundane to the holy, yet in all situations it potential to be singled out and most well liked over others. In a deep feel that permeates a lot or so much of Western tradition, having been selected communicates a feeling of whatever that's striking, is transcendent, and entitles a gift. what's assumed during this feel of the time period is that God has performed the selecting and the present is whatever that's unequaled, for what may be able to equivalent divinely ordained everlasting happiness?”
—from the Introduction

Religious those that outline themselves as monotheists have frequently complicated the concept their courting with God is exclusive and stronger to all others. Theirs supersedes those that got here ahead of, and is enhanced to people who have undefined. This phenomenon has a tendency to be expressed in phrases not just of supersessionism, but in addition “chosenness,” or “election.” who's so much liked through God? What expression of the divine will is the main ideal? Which dating displays God's final calls for or desire?

In this attention-grabbing exam of the non secular phenomenon of chosenness, Reuven Firestone explores the belief of covenant, and the expressions of supersessionism as articulated in the course of the scriptures of the 3 significant monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. He explores how and why the continued festival and friction among those religions happened, and provides strategies approximately the right way to triumph over it.

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