Muslims and the Bible

Authored by: Martin Whittingham

Routledge Handbook on Christian–Muslim Relations

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138818712
eBook ISBN: 9781315745077
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315745077.ch28

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Abstract

Muslim attitudes to the Bible exhibit both variation and family resemblances, while Muslims do not always assume that the Bible is an entirely corrupted text. However, a ‘positive’ approach to the biblical text does not necessarily mean an openness to its message as understood by Jews and Christians. As this chapter will show, the Bible can be used to strengthen the cause of Islam rather than endorsing the biblical faiths themselves.

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