Qurʾānic Christians : an analysis of classical and modern exegesis / Jane Dammen McAuliffe.

  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 1991
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1 online resource (xii, 340 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • 9780511598203 (ebook)
  • 9780521364706 (hardback)
  • 9780521039284 (paperback)
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  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-327) and indexes.
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  • 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 analyses 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.

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Aga Khan Library, London: Main reading room BP134.C45 M35 1991
University of Cambridge Libraries: Divinity Faculty Library: Main Library 11C QURA MAC 1
University of Edinburgh Libraries: New College Library (STANDARD LOAN) BP134.C45 Maca.
University of Edinburgh Libraries: Main Library (STANDARD LOAN) - 4th floor Watt Coll. .29721:.23 Maca.
University of Edinburgh Libraries: Main Library (STANDARD LOAN) - 2nd floor BP134.C45 Maca. ECMCS collection.
University of Exeter Library: Forum Library 297.1 MAC
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