Qur'anic Christians (Hardcover)

An Analysis of Classical and Modern Exegesis

By Jane Dammens McAuliffe

Cambridge University Press, 9780521364706, 340pp.

Publication Date: June 20, 1991

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Description

The Muslim perception of Christianity and Christians is an issue of longstanding debate among scholars of both Islam and Christianity. In this book, Jane McAuliffe analyzes a series of passages from the Qur' DEGREESD=an that make ostensibly positive remarks about Christians. She conducts this analysis through a close examination of Muslim exegesis of the Qur' DEGREESD=an, spanning ten centuries of commentary. In this effort to trace various interpretations of these passages, the author attempts to determine whether these positive passages can justifiably serve as proof-texts of Muslim tolerance of C.