Critique of Christian Origins

Forthcoming

Gabriel Said Reynolds Samir Khalil Samir

In the Critique of Christian Origins Abd al-Jabbār—the leading Muslim intellectual of the late tenth century—develops what might be considered the first Islamic history of Christianity, analyzing the Bible, church rituals, and miracles. Unlike Muslim scholars before him, Abd al-Jabbār criticizes Christianity not only theologically but also on historical grounds. He argues that the schemes of secular and religious leaders led to the suppression of the Islamic religion of Jesus and the creation of Christianity in its place. The Critique of Christian Origins contains a wealth of information on the ideological contours of Abd al-Jabbār’s time, including perspectives on Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, and several sects within Islam itself, in addition to Christianity.

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Gabriel Said Reynolds

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Gabriel Said Reynolds

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Gabriel Said Reynolds

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  • ISBN 10: 0-8425-2715-X
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-8425-2715-6
  • Page Count: 500
  • Price: $ 49.95
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