Three Faiths-One God

A Jewish, Christian, Muslim Encounter

Edited by John Hick & Edmund S. Meltzer

Paperback : 9780791400432, 240 pages, September 1989
Hardcover : 9780791400425, 240 pages, September 1989

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Table of contents

Notes on the Contributors
Foreword by David John Maguire

Edmund S. Meltzer

1. 'This is my God': One Jew's Faith
Elliot N. Dorff
A Christian Response
James A. Sanders
A Muslim Response
Ibrahim Hamdani
2. On the Christian Doctrine of God
Jack Verheyden
A Jewish Response
David Ellenson

3. God: A Muslim View
Muzammil H. Siddiqi
A Jewish Response
Susannah Heschel
A Christian Response
M. Francis Meskill

4. The Earth and Humanity: A Muslim View
Jamāl Badawi
A Christian Response
Carl W. Ernst
A Jewish Response
Patricia S. Karlin-Neumann

5. The Earth and Humanity: A Christian View
John B. Cobb, Jr
A Jewish Response
Ben Beliak

6. The Land of Israel: Sanctified Matter or Mythic Space?
Chaim Seidler-Feller
A Christian Response
Heidi Singh
A Muslim Response
Ismail K. Poonawala

7. The Essence of Judaism
David Ellenson

8. The Heart of the Christian Faith For Me
James A. Sanders

9. Islam: A Brief Look
Jamāl Badawi

10. Trinity and Incarnation in the Light of Religious Pluralism
John Hick
A Muslim Response
Muzammil H. Siddiqi

11. Three Faiths and Some Common Problems
John A. Hutchison

Conclusion: Three Reflections

Rolf P. Knierim

Index of Authors
Index of Foreign Language Terms
Index of Textual Citations


The interactions of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities over centuries have often been hostile and sometimes violent. This book discusses the essential and critical issues in each tradition's views of God, and of the earth and humanity.

In the Department of Religion at Claremont Graduate School, California, John Hick is Danforth Professor, Chair, and Director of the Blaisdell Programs in World Religions and Cultures, and Edmund S. Meltzer is Associate Professor and Associate Chair.


"Here all the many-sided differences of cultural background, intellectual presupposition and political viewpoint are brought to the surface in tension with a profound sense of common responsibility to the one God who is worshipped by all three peoples of the book. " — John David Maguire, From the Foreword