Scriptural polemics : the Qur'an and other religions

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


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264 1 |a New York :  |b Oxford University Press,  |c 2014 
300 |a 336 pages ;  |c 24 cm 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0 |a Contents: The Qur'an and modern tafsir -- Islamic reform, tafsir, and religious diversity -- Reformist Muslim approach to medieval Qur'an commentaries -- Towards understanding the Qur'an's polemical texts -- The Qur'an and its polemical context -- The ambiguity of Qur'anic criticisms -- Is the Qur'an supersessionist? -- Contesting the theology of exclusivist salvation -- al-Islam as the only true path to salvation -- Between inclusive and exclusive Islam -- Re-interpreting the superiority of Islam -- The falsification of Jewish and Christian scriptures -- The charge of scriptural distortion -- The concealment of truth -- Between twisting the tongues and writing the book with hands -- Qur'anic denials of sonship, human-divinity and trinity -- ''Son of God'' -- The divine nature of Jesus -- Trinitarian doctrine -- Inter-religious restrictions and engagements -- A. treatment of non-Muslim dhimmis -- Griendship with the unbelievers -- Obstacles to inter-religious relations. 
520 |a "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 
630 0 0 |a Koran  |x Criticism, interpretation, etc. 
650 0 |a Islam  |x Relations. 
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