This book, Trialogue of the Abrahamic Faiths, Edited by the late Dr. Isma’ il R. al Faruqi, is certain to be hailed as a historic milestone in Muslim-Christian-Jewish dialogue. Perhaps not since the early Middle Ages, when the grand courts of Dimashq (Damascus), Baghdad and Qurtubah (Cordova) witnessed numerous dialogues and debates between the adherents of these three Abrahamic faiths, has there been a such successful effort made by religious scholars to communicate with one another on matters of faith and understanding. This book, readers may note, goes beyond the modem day ostensible studies in comparative religion, and that each of the contributing scholars evinces an appreciation and more-than cursory knowledge of all three faiths. The authors take up three major topics: The Other faiths; The Nation State as Form of Social Organization; and The Faith Community as Transnational Actor for Justice and Peace. Respectively, Jewish, Christian and Muslim contributors offer their enlightened perspectives on the subject matter under each major topic. As Dr. al-Faruqi points out in his introduction, this book had its inception when the American Academy of Religion (AAR) decided at its 1399 I 1979 convention to approach the Muslim Jewish-Christian Conference in an effort to sponsor a major dialogue on the Abrahamic faiths. The result is now history, and this book, which is a record of the statements presented at this conference, is a first step in this process which requires information about, and understanding of, the perspectives of the faiths concerned. He concluded that this publication is an “act” of comparative religion “certain to open avenues for future thought and discussion,” and which hopefully will be followed simultaneously by other scholars of the three faiths.