People of the Book


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People of the Book

pl.n. Islam
The followers of Abrahamic religions, especially Jews and Christians, considered in Islamic theology and jurisprudence to practice monotheism, to share certain fundamental beliefs with Islam about life after death and the Day of Judgment, and to possess a revelation from God in a book. The People of the Book are usually entitled to the status of dhimmis in Muslim lands, and the term has at times been extended to include followers of non-Abrahamic religions, such as Zoroastrians and Sikhs.

[Translation of Arabic 'ahl al-kitāb : 'ahl, family, people, followers + al-, the + kitāb, book.]
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One day when he might have been some ten or twelve weeks in jail, and when he had been trying to read and had not been able to release even the imaginary people of the book from the Marshalsea, a footstep stopped at his door, and a hand tapped at it.
People of the Book masterfully combines history and contemporary science with historical tales of 500 years of Jewish survival in Europe.
As members of CCL we can proudly claim Professor Jeffrey as one of our own: he has twice served terms on our Board of Directors; he is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for our journal, Christianity and Literature; and he has won our Book of the Year Award three times--in 1975 for The Early English Lyric and Franciscan Spirituality, in 1993 for A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature, and in 1996 for People of the Book.
More directly, though, David Jeffrey's scholarly career embodies the fusion of humility and ethical imperative that he captures so gracefully in the conclusion of The People of the Book.
As people of the Book and followers of the way of Jesus, we believe that all children of God are sisters and brothers.
Baptists have been from the beginning a people of the Bible, a people of the Book.
These include freedom of conscience, the dignity of the individual and God's embrace of all nations--Jewish and Christian People of the Book and even those without a Book.
Second, I will highlight the main points of the general teaching of the Qur'an concerning the other, especially the religious other, under the name of the People of the Book (ahl al-kitab).
Gospel teachings about loving thy neighbor and Muhammad's admonitions to respect people of the book - Jews and Christians, have had a positive impact on them and "the well-worn phrase that speaks of brotherhood is truly believed" (p.
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22 at the second annual People of the Book, Southern California's biggest Jewish book festival.
Like the People of the Book, Michael is fascinated with literature and learning.

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