Children of Abraham

Abraham.  His name is revered among three of the world’s major religions:  Judaism, Islam and Christianity.  In their own way, each claim him as their own.  He is the one chosen by God and the one who choses God in return.

In this interview, Krista Tippett sits down with Bruce Feiler, a journalist with no particular religious convictions who has made a name for himself trying to understand religion.  Beause of their connection to Abraham, Feiler believes that the feud between Muslims, Jews and Christians is really a family feud.  Moreover, Abraham’s story, Feiler says, illuminates God and politics, sacred geography and modern spirituality.

As I listened to this interview, I discovered so much that I never caught before.  Until now, I never realized that Abraham’s death was the one time when Issac and Ishmael came together and that the burial place in one of the few places shared by the three religions.

So tune in and learn what you only thought you knew.


Credits: Tippett, Krista. Children of Abraham, Speaking of Faith, American Public Media.  February 8, 2007.


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