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Abrahamic ReligionsOn the Uses and Abuses of History$
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Aaron W. Hughes

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199934645

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934645.001.0001

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Modern Usage

Modern Usage

(p.77) 4 Modern Usage
Abrahamic Religions

Aaron W. Hughes

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines some of the contemporary uses to which the category has been put in the years after September 11, 2001. No longer perceived in a supersessionist manner (as in chapter two) or as a moral antidote to a contemporary malaise (as in chapter three), we now clearly see “Abrahamic religions” being used to delineate a set of qualities that can subsequently be used in the quest for interfaith understanding. Like its predecessors, however, the term is still every bit as ahistorical and essential.

Keywords:   interfaith dialogue, Karl-Josef Kuschel, 9/11, United States Insitute of Peace, Samuel Huntington, clash of civilizations

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