“Original, readable, and thought-provoking, this book is highly recommended to those interested in new approaches to spiritual history...  Library Journal

About the Author

Frances Worthington is a writer who loves libraries, gardens and interfaith exploration. A graduate of Duke University with a Master’s in library science, she is also a Master Gardener and former Chair of the Interfaith Forum in Greenville, South Carolina. For twenty years she was an award-winning garden columnist for the Greenville News. Her two previous books are Bahá’í Basics and Southern Seasons (currently out-of-print). She lives in Greenville, South Carolina.

Abraham: One God, Three Wives, Five Religions is a groundbreaking examination of Abraham, one of the most beloved and significant religious figures in history.

Author Frances Worthington researches the three wives/concubines (Sarah, Hagar, and Keturah) of Abraham, and traces their lineage to five different religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, the Bábí Faith, and the Bahá’í Faith. Examining the scripture and traditions of these five “Abrahamic” faiths, this complex story also draws heavily from a rich variety of historical sources that provide a fascinating backdrop.

The narrative follows the life of Abraham from his birth, through his marriages and the birth of his children, and his repeated exiles. It also provides great insight into the lives of the founders of the five Abrahamic Faiths — Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, the Báb, and Bahá’u’lláh — and illustrates how their lives mirror that of Abraham. The final chapters consider genetics and the spread of common DNA through diverse populations worldwide. In addition there is an Appendix and detailed bibliography.

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