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Author Moreland, Anna Bonta, author.

Title Muhammad reconsidered : a Christian perspective on Islamic prophecy / Anna Bonta Moreland
Published Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Setting the stage -- The state of the question -- Thomas Aquinas on prophecy -- Scriptural prophets and Muhammad -- Is Muhammad a prophet for Christians? Joining the conversation -- Closing argument
Summary "Scholarly attempts to understand Islam in the West over the past several years have failed to take Islamic theology seriously. This book engages Islam from deep within the Christian tradition by addressing the question of the prophethood of Muhammad. Anna Bonta Moreland calls for a retrieval of Thomistic thought on prophecy to view Muhammad within a Christian theology of revelation, without either appropriating the prophet as an unwitting Christian or reducing both Christianity and Islam to a common denominator. This historical recovery leads to a more sophisticated understanding of Islam, one that honors the integrity of the Catholic tradition and, through that integrity, argues for the possibility in principle of Muhammad as a religious prophet. Moreland sets the stage for this inquiry through an intertextual reading of the key Vatican II documents on Islam and on Christian revelation. She then uses Aquinas's treatment of prophecy to address the case of whether Muhammad is a prophet in Christian terms. The book examines the work of several Christian theologians, including W. Montgomery Watt, Hans Küng, Kenneth Cragg, David Kerr, and Jacques Jomier, O.P., and then draws upon the practice of analogical reasoning in the theology of religious pluralism to show that a term in one religion-in this case "prophecy"--Can have purchase in another religious tradition. Muhammad Reconsidered not only is a constructive contribution to Catholic theology but also has enormous potential to help scholars reframe and comprehend Christian-Muslim relations"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 18, 2020)
Subject Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274.
Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Prophetic office.
Muḥammad, Prophet, -632
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274
Prophecy -- Christianity.
Prophecy -- Islam.
Christianity and other religions -- Islam.
Islam -- Rellations -- Christianity
RELIGION / Comparative Religion
Prophecy -- Islam
Interfaith relations
Messiah -- Prophecies
Prophecy -- Christianity
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019054887
ISBN 0268107270