Biblical Figures in the Islamic Faith by Stephen J. Vicchio,Bruce C. Birch PDF

By Stephen J. Vicchio,Bruce C. Birch

"Vicchio believes that by means of knowing how a lot Muslim culture overlaps with the biblical traditions of Judaism and Christianity, we would start to reveal a wedge of universal flooring on which figuring out and recognize may possibly start to be built.
"Vicchio starts off with a short advent sketching a few basics of Muslim background and tradition, and clearing away a few universal misconceptions. His major objective, despite the fact that, is to offer us an in depth examine the remedy of biblical figures within the literature of Islam. The wide diversity of his examine and presentation is startling. He starts with the Qur'an yet maintains directly to the accumulated writing of the approximately 2 hundred years after Mohammed (Hadith, Sunnah, Akhbar) that got here to be considered as authoritative within the a number of traditions that built in early Islam. He then strains the curiosity in those biblical figures on into sleek remedies of the position of those figures in Muslim scholarship and the way those figures are understood and utilized in the traditions of Islam but today.
"The results of Vicchio's scholarship and presentation should be a revelation to so much Christian and Jewish readers. It has develop into a bit of common to consult Judaism, Christianity, and Islam because the 3 Abrahamic faiths. This indicates a starting know-how of the beginnings of every of those 3 nice religions, birthed within the heart East, in a typical ancestor, Abraham (Ibrahim). Abraham's faithfulness and his closeness to God make his a respected determine in each one of those 3 nice faiths, and for every Abraham is a starting of the tale of the actual dating among God and the folks of every of those religions."
--from the Foreword

Stephen J. Vicchio is Professor of Philosophy at school of Notre Dame of Maryland. he's additionally the writer of The Voice from the Whirlwind, Jefferson's Religion, and The picture of the Biblical Job (3 vols.).

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