Master of Science (MS)
First Advisor's Name
Dr. Eric Larson
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Dr. Iqbal Akhtar
Third Advisor's Name
Dr. Albert Wuaku
Abraham, supersede, supersession, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, fulfillment
Date of Defense
Supersession is the theory of one idea supplanting the other. In both Christianity and Islam, this idea is commonplace. In Christianity, the message of Jesus creates a New Covenant for both Jews and Gentiles, while in Islam, the revelation of Muhammad restores the original religion that God intended from the beginning. Christianity and Islam both supersede Judaism in very similar ways. In regards to the use of Abraham in particular, each religion inherits him by appealing to Jewish scripture or their oral tradition, using him to prove their truth claims, and claiming that their religion is originally the religion of Abraham.
Sweeney, Mark, "Islam and Christianity: Comparing the Theory of Supersession Concerning Abraham" (2014). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1557.
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