Review of Qur’anic Research, Vol. 4 no. 3 (2018)

Review of Qur’anic Research, Vol. 4 no. 3 (2018)

In the latest installment of the Review of Qur’anic Research (Vol. 4, no.3), John Kaltner (Rhodes College) reviews George Bristow’s Sharing Abraham? Narrative Worldview, Biblical and Qur’anic Interpretation & Comparative Theology in Turkey (Cambridge, MA: Doorlight Academic, 2017).
In his review, Kaltner writes… “Bristow aims to present an alternative model of how Christian-Muslim dialogue can be undertaken by replacing the common thematic approach with one that has Abraham’s role as a figure who points toward Jesus. He writes, “This wholesale jettisoning of the uniqueness, universality and finality of Jesus as Lord and Messiah is found in many Christian efforts to widen the Abrahamic umbrella” (14). This is one of a number of places in the book where Bristow’s evangelical perspective informs and influences his analysis, resulting in a flattening and reduction of the diverse range of views that exist under the Christian portion of that umbrella…”

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CFP: Qur’an and Islamic Tradition in Comparative Perspective

Q2The Qur’an and Islamic Tradition in Comparative Perspective program unit of the Society of Biblical Literature welcomes proposals for both individual papers and pre-arranged panels at the international meeting in Seoul, 3-7 July 2016. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the Qur’an and Islamic tradition in the wider context of the history of Western monotheisms; Islam’s profound historical relationships with Judaism, Christianity, and the biblical heritage; and comparative inquiry and intercommunal dialogue more generally.

The Qur’an and Islamic Tradition in Comparative Perspective program unit of SBL, chaired by Zohar Hadromi-Allouche and John Kaltner, seeks to foster comparative research on the Qur’an and Muslim culture, discourse, and devotional life. For their full CFP, including contact information and submission guidelines, please visit the official SBL CFP page HERE. The deadline for submission of proposals is 3 February 2016.

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