The second volume of the new series Key Concepts in Interreligious Discourses points out the roots of the concept of "human rights" in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It shows how far the universal validity of "human rights" opposes in some crucial points with religious traditions. The aim of KCID is to establish an archeology of religious knowledge to create a new conceptual platform of mutual understanding among religious communities.
Georges Tamer, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and
Ursula Männle, Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung, Munich, Germany.