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"In the name of God : the role of religion in the modern world, a history of Judeo-Christian and Islamic tolerance", by Selina O'Grady

February 14, 2021

From Umar, the seventh century Islamic caliph who led what became the greatest empire the world has ever known, to King John (of Magna Carta fame) who almost converted to Islam; from Ibn Abd al-Wahhab, who created the religious-military alliance with the House of Saud that still survives today, to the bloody Thirty Years’ War that cured Europe of murderous intra-Christian violence (but probably killed God in the process), Selina O’Grady takes the reader through the intertwined histories of the Muslim, Christian, and Jewish faiths.

In the Name of God is an original and thought-provoking history of monotheistic religions and their ever-shifting relationship with each other.

O'Grady, S. (2020). In the name of God : the role of religion in the modern world, a history of  Judeo-Christian and Islamic tolerance. New York : Pegasus Books.

Call number: BL99.5 .O37 2020

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