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Scriptural Polemics: The Qur'an and Other Religions

Mun'im Sirry


This book is a sustained critical engagement with polemical passages in the Qur’ān and with interpretation of those passages by Muslim reformers of the twentieth century. The study focuses on five core issues: scriptural supersessionism; exclusive salvation; charges regarding the Jewish and Christian falsification of revelation; criticisms over divine sonship and the Trinity; and cautions or prohibitions regarding the taking of Jews and Christians as patrons, allies, or intimates. One of the main arguments put forth in this book is that modern Qur’ān commentaries (tafsīr) are a far richer and ... More

Keywords: Qur’ān, polemics, Qur’ānic studies, Muslim reformers, tafsīr, Qur’ān commentaries, scriptural polemics, Jews, Christians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199359363
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mun'im Sirry, author
University of Notre Dame