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Black God: The Afroasiatic Roots of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Religions Paperback – June 1, 1998


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In his latest provocative book, Julian Baldick argues that just as there is a common Afroasiatic language family, so too there is a common Afroasiatic family of religions. There is an inner logic to be found in myths, folk-tales, rituals, customs and beliefs as far apart as Yemen and Nigeria, which go back to an ancient past shared by the Bible and the pharaohs. Using the methods of comparative mythology, the author sifts through the work of an array of scholars - including anthropologists, religious historians, archaeologists and classical Greek writers and contemporary comments on them by professional Egyptologists - to build his picture of the Afroasiatic heritage, and how much of it is still with us in modern Western thought. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Julian Baldick was Reader in the Study of Religions at King s College, London.He is the author of Mystical Islam: An Introduction to Sufism, among other titles. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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