Christ in Islam and Christianity

by Neal Robinson

Christ in Islam and Christianity is an analysis of the different Christian approaches to Jesus in the Qur’an and in the classical Muslim commentaries. The author presents controversial suggestions about the relevance of the Qur’anic representation of Jesus and Mary to Muhammad and his menage. Included are extensive translations of extracts from classical Muslim commentaries including Sunni, Mu’tazilite, Shia, and Sufi. Much of the Muslim material which the author translates has not previously been translated into English.

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“I think this must be the first work of the sort which takes the extremely important commentary tradition into account. It presents the complexity of the subject, the great diversity of interpretations, the input from Christian polemics and apologetics, and the common ground of Muslim beliefs. There is a general interest in the topic and this book fills a very important gap.” –William C. Chittick, State University of New York at Stony Brook