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Judaism, Christianity and IslamCollaboration and Conflict in the Age of Diaspora$
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Sander L. Gilman

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9789888208272

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888208272.001.0001

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How Health and Disease Defi ne the Relationship among the Abrahamic Religions in the Age of Diaspora

How Health and Disease Defi ne the Relationship among the Abrahamic Religions in the Age of Diaspora

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(p.55) 3 How Health and Disease Defi ne the Relationship among the Abrahamic Religions in the Age of Diaspora
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Judaism, Christianity and Islam
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Sander L. Gilman

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208272.003.0003

Chapter 3, an essay on the politics of circumcision in the contemporary Western Diaspora of Jews and Muslims, frames the debates about religious practice and ideas of health and illness and reflects historical conflicts about religious practices in the Abrahamic religions. The health exception is used to argue for or against what is in its essence a religious practice.

Keywords:   Abrahamic religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Diaspora, Jews, Muslim, Secular, Minority groups, Circumcision

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