Christianity in the Qur??n

Authored by: Pim Valkenberg

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.ch4

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Abstract

Although it would be an anachronism to say that the Qur??n contains a theology of Christianity, it certainly contains numerous references to Jesus and his followers, and to Christian theories and practices. The wording of these references is rather different from the common names that Christians use for themselves, and so careful attention must be paid to the terms that the Qur??n uses when it refers to Christianity, since this may be indicative of the literary style of the qur??nic approach to other religions, more specifically the so-called ‘People of the Book’.

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