Scriptural polemics : the Qur'an and other religions

Level B N297.1226 /505569 Available
Full title: Scriptural polemics : the Qur'an and other religions / Mun'im Sirry.
Main author: Sirry, Mun'im A., 1971-
Format: Book           


Summary: "A number of passages in the Qur'an contain doctrinal and cultural criticism of Jews and Christians, from exclusive salvation and charges of Jewish and Christian falsification of revelation to cautions against the taking of Jews and Christians as patrons, allies, or intimates. Mun'im Sirry offers a novel exploration of these polemical passages, which have long been regarded as obstacles to peaceable interreligious relations, through the lens of twentieth-century tafsir (exegesis). He considers such essential questions as: How have modern contexts shaped Muslim reformers' understanding of the Qur'an, and how have the reformers' interpretations recontextualized these passages? Can the Qur'an's polemical texts be interpreted fruitfully for interactions among religious communities in the modern world?2 -- from publisher
Language: English
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014
Classmark: N297.1226 /505569
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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