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That premise that also works equally when for comparing Judaism and Christianty.

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Submitted by zzazzeefrazzee (United States), Apr 21, 2008 at 22:59

Mark,

If that is the analysis you wish to promote, do recall that the exact same thing can be said about the Jewish view of God and that of Christianity. Fr starters: Jews do not accept the Trinity, o not accept salvation through Christ, nor do they consider the New Testament, so in fact Christians can be said to be deriving the majority of their beliefs from an altogether later revelation, not the Tanakh. So, if one is able to broadly define the Abrahamic monotheistic tradition so that both Judaism and Christianity are thereby compatible, then why stop there?

Furthermore I understand that in your book you claim that there is no evidence for Christian usage of the name "Allah". I'm curious to learn your thoughts on the pre-Islamic Christian Zabad inscription that mentions "al-Ilah". Furthermore, what about the influence of Syriac "alaha". Do you think Arabic-speaking pre-Islamic Christian communities may have used this term?

Or is it your view that it is solely Islamic- and why?
Oliver goes so far as to state that Arabic Christians are blaspheming for using the term.
Do you agree?

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