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Christmas and the Qur'an

Author: Karl-Josef Kuschel; Simon Pare
Publisher: London : Gingko Library, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By going back to basics, the holy Word, this book offers a detailed analysis of the original texts in both the New Testament and the Qur'an which proves to be both revealing and thought provoking.

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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl-Josef Kuschel; Simon Pare
ISBN: 9781909942080 1909942081
OCLC Number: 1013966424
Language Note: Translated from German.
Notes: "First published in German as Weihnachten und der Koran by Karl-Josef Kuschel"--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 159 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword to the English edition --
Prologue: Christians and Muslims Meet at Christmas --
I. The Birth of Jesus in the New Testament. 1. The primary sources. God's peace on Earth: the story accounding to Luke --
A child of the Holy Spirit: the story according to Matthew --
2. How the birth stories differ. Christmas Oratorios: Heinrich Schütz and Johann Sebastian Bach --
Different settings --
Different chronology --
The differing roles of John the Baptist --
Differing versions of the birth of Jesus --
3. The primary message. Nothing is impossible for God --
Disruption: the power of the spirit of God --
A signal to Israel and the Gentiles --
4. No world peace without world justice. A Messiah in the manger --
What sets Jesus apart from Buddha and Lao-tzu --
Roman domination seen from Bethlehem --
Jerusalem's hegemony from the perspective of the babe in the manger --
II. The Birth of Muhammad. 1. How Muslims read the New Testament. Muslims criticise Christian contradictions --
Contra the missionary propagandists --
2. The origins of the Prophet. The first biography of the Prophet --
Miraculous signs during the conception and pregnancy --
Miraculous signs during and after the birth --
Muhammad- a historic event --
Muslim 'Christmas' --
III. The Birth of John the Baptist in the Qur'an. 1. The 'John' Sura in Mecca: 19:2-15. The primary message of the Qur'an --
John's miraculous birth --
Comparing John in Luke's Gospel and the Qur'an --
2. The 'case of John'- a new interpretation in Medina: Sura 3. Conflict with the Jews in Medina --
Comparing the 'John' suras --
3. Comparing John in the New Testament and the Qur'an. Not a 'forerunner' but a parallel figure to Jesus --
A demonstration of the power of the Creator --
IV. Mary, God's Chosen One. 1. Mary as the mother of Jesus: Sura 19. The spirit of God appears to Mary --
Comparing the birth stories in Luke and the Qur'an --
Mary's withdrawal- making herself available for God --
Spiritual, rather than sexual, conception --
Palm-tree and stream: Mary in Egypt? --
Re-enacting the fate of Hagar --
2. Mary's birth and childhood: Sura 3. Mary as a means of criticising the Jews --
Early Christian parallels --
Mary's election by God --
Spiritual conception and virgin birth --
The only woman mentioned by name in the Qur'an --
3. The cult of Mary in Islam. Reflecting on Mary with Muslims --
The legendary House of Mary at Ephesus --
A place of pilgrimage for Christians and Muslims --
Benedict XVI's visit to the House of Mary in 2006 --
How modern Muslim women see Mary --
V. The Birth of Jesus in the Qur'an. 1. The birth of Jesus as a 'sign of God': Mecca, Sura 19. Conceived by God's creative power --
Consoling words from the new-born baby to its mother --
What is meant by Jesus being 'a servant of God'? --
Not 'domineering or graceless' --
It would not befit God to have a child --
An heir to the great Prophets --
2. Controversy about Jesus: Medina, Sura 3. What the angels tell Mary about Jesus --
How the Qur'an interprets Jesus' miracles --
A short summary of the Qur'an's representation of Jesus --
3. Comparing the birth stories. What the New Testament and the Qur'an have in common --
Where the New Testament and the Qur'an differ --
VI. A Call for Dialogue. 1. A common word. The key passage in the Qur'an: Sura 3:64 --
A model of understanding --
2. The Document of the 138. Conclusions for Muslims and Christians --
Suspicions about the document --
Critical questions --
Consensus about Jesus? --
3. Christians and Islam's Holy Night --
Common tasks for the future --
The Night of Decree --
Exchanging messages of peace --
Epilogue: The 'Mary' Sura and the Example of Ethiopia --
References --
Bibliography --
Notes.
Other Titles: Weihnachten und der Koran.
Responsibility: Karl-Josef Kuschel ; [translated from the German by Simon Pare].

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