The Muslim Jesus: Sayings and Stories in Islamic Literature

The Muslim Jesus: Sayings and Stories in Islamic Literature

by Harvard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674011155

ISBN-13: 9780674011151

Pub. Date: 03/30/2003

Publisher: Harvard

This work presents in English translation the largest collection ever assembled of the sayings and stories of Jesus in Arabic Islamic literature. In doing so, it traces a tradition of love and reverence for Jesus that has characterized Islamic thought for more than a thousand years. An invaluable resource for the history of religions, the collection documents how

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This work presents in English translation the largest collection ever assembled of the sayings and stories of Jesus in Arabic Islamic literature. In doing so, it traces a tradition of love and reverence for Jesus that has characterized Islamic thought for more than a thousand years. An invaluable resource for the history of religions, the collection documents how one culture, that of Islam, assimilated the towering religious figure of another, that of Christianity. As such, it is a work of great significance for the understanding of both, and of profound implications for modern-day intersectarian relations and ecumenical dialogue.

Tarif Khalidi's introduction and commentaries place the sayings and stories in their historical context, showing how and why this "gospel" arose and the function it served within Muslim devotion. The Jesus that emerges here is a compelling figure of deep and life-giving spirituality. The sayings and stories, some 300 in number and arranged in chronological order, show us how the image of this Jesus evolved throughout a millennium of Islamic history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674011151
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
03/30/2003
Series:
Convergences: Inventories of the Present Series, #28
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
662,646
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Muslim Gospel

The Background

A Sketch of the Qur'anic Jesus

Jesus in the Muslim Gospel

The Early Context

Emergence and Development

The Earliest Sayings: Character and Function

The Later Sayings and Stories

Conclusion

The Sayings and Stories

Notes

Bibliography of Arabic Sources

Index to the Sayings

General Index

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