A Muslim Theologian in the Sectarian Milieu: ʻAbd Al-Jabbār and the Critique of Christian Origins
In 385 AH/AD 995 the Q 'Abd al-Jabb?r, well known for his Mu'tazil? theological writings, wrote the "Confirmation of the Proofs of Prophecy," a work that includes a creative polemic against Christianity. 'Abd al-Jabb?r reinterprets the Bible, Church history (especially the lives of Paul and Constantine) and Christian practice to argue that Christians changed the Islamic religion of Jesus. The present work begins with an examination of the controversial theory that this polemic was borrowed from an unkown Judaeo-Christian group. The author argues that 'Abd al-Jabb?r's polemic is better understood as a response to his particular milieu and the on-going inter-religious debates of the medieval Islamic world. By examining the life and thought of 'Abd al-Jabb?r, along with the Islamic, Christian and Jewish antecedants to his polemic, the author uncovers the intimate relationship between sectarian controversy and the development of an Islamic doctrine on Christianity.
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An Introduction to the Critique of Christian Origins and the JudaeoChristian Thesis
The Historical Context of Abd alJabbārs Critique
The Critique Reputation Content and Style
Muslim Sources of the Critique
NonMuslim Sources of the Critique
the Critique and the Sectarian Milieu
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