Arab Christians and the Qurʾan from the Origins of Islam to the Medieval Period is a collection of essays on the use and interpretation of the Qur’an by Christians writing in Arabic in the period of Islamic rule in the Middle East up to the end of the thirteenth century. These essays originated in the seventh Woodbrooke-Mingana Symposium on Arab Christianity held in Birmingham, UK, in 2013, and are edited by Mark Beaumont.
Contributors are: David Bertaina, Sidney Griffith, Sandra Keating, Michael Kuhn, Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala, Gordon Nickel, Emilio Platti and David Thomas
Mark Beaumont, Ph.D. (2003), Open University, is Research Associate at London School of Theology. He has edited with Maha El-Kaisy Friemuth, al-Radd al-jamīl - A Fitting Refutation of the Divinity of Jesus from the Evidence of the Gospel, Attributed to Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī, (Brill, 2016).
Notes on Contributors Introduction
1 The Qurʾan in Christian Arabic Literature: A Cursory Overview Sidney H. Griffith
2 Qurʾānic Textual Archaeology. Rebuilding the Story of the Destruction of Sodom and Gomorra Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala
3 Manipulation of the Qurʾan in the Epistolary Exchange between al-Hāshimī and al-Kindī Sandra T. Keating
4 ʿAbd al-Masīḥ al-Kindī on the Qurʾan Emilio Platti
5 ʿAmmār al-Baṣrī: Ninth Century Christian Theology and Qurʾanic Presuppositions Mark Beaumont
6 ‘They Find Him Written with them.’ The Impact of Q 7:157 on Muslim Interaction with Arab Christianity Gordon Nickel
7 With the Qur’an in Mind David Thomas
8 Early Islamic Perspectives of the Apostle Paul as a Narrative Framework for Taḥrīf Michael F. Kuhn
9 Paul ibn Rajāʾ on the History and Integrity of the Qurʾan: Copto-Islamic Controversy in Fatimid Cairo Dav
id Bertaina Bibliography Index
All interested in relations between Christians and Muslims especially in the Arab Middle East up to the end of the thirteenth century.