Qur'anic Christians: An Analysis of Classical and Modern Exegesis

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Oktober 2008



The Muslim perception of Christianity and Christians is an issue of longstanding debate among scholars of both Islam and Christianity. In this book, Jane McAuliffe analyzes a series of passages from the Qur'an that make ostensibly positive remarks about Christians. She conducts this analysis through a close examination of Muslim exegesis of the Qur'an, spanning ten centuries of commentary. In this effort to trace various interpretations of these passages, the author attempts to determine whether these positive passages can justifiably serve as proof-texts of Muslim tolerance of Christianity. She finds that commentators have consistently distinguished between the vast majority of Christians, who are denounced for having turned from the true word of God, and a small minority, who accepted the prophethood of Muhammed and are praised.


Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Qur'anic Commentary and Commentators: Part II. Qur'anic Commendation of Christians; Conclusion; Index of Qur'anic verses; Index of names and subjects.


"...this is a book in which the sources are read accurately and intelligently." MESA Bulletin
EAN: 9780521039284
ISBN: 0521039282
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2008
Seitenanzahl: 356 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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