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Toward Identifying the Quran’s Theological Framework of Engagement with Earlier Abrahamic Traditions
The present book investigates whether the Quran argues in a supersessionist framework. Many Quranic scholars have addressed the question of supersessionism in the Quran, and there are a variety of opinions on the Quran's theology of Abrahamic religions. However, the arguments in this discussion focus more on the Quran's engagement with Jews and Christians rather than the Quran's depiction of ancient Israelites and Jesus as a Jew. There are Quranic verses that are fundamental in deciding whether the Quran subscribes to the Christian concept of supersession. From pluralist to exclusivist, Quranic scholars seem to agree on the literal meaning of these verses. Upon closer examination, however, some of these critical verses seem to have been superficially read. This book tries to read these verses more carefully and paves the way for a more systematic understanding of the Quran's theology of Abrahamic religions.
In: Divine Action

Abstract

Many theologians, not unlike historians and qur’anic scholars, assume that the Qur’an has a supersessionist attitude towards Judaism and Christianity. It seems, however, that this supersessionist framework is not derived from the Qur’an but is presupposed by the scholars. In this chapter, I try to challenge this presupposition through a preliminary investigation of the concept of the covenant, and the figure of Abraham in the Qur’an. If my observations are correct, it will be difficult for an Islamic theology that claims to be based on the Qur’an, to maintain a supersessionist framework in understanding earlier Abrahamic traditions. This will have important consequences for the definition, limits, and possibilities of Islamic comparative theology.

In: A Companion to Comparative Theology
Challenges for Muslim and Christian Theology
The first book with a focus on free will theism with Christian and Muslim contributions on Divine Action. Muslims and Christians both believe in a personal God who cares for humans and is present in the life of religious believers. They address God in their petitionary prayers, give thanks to God for God’s mercy and they long for God’s justice. But is it still possible to give thanks to God for our lives if so many others around us seem to suffer without just cause? How can we rely on the power of intercession and divine involvement, if so many other urgent pleas to God appear to go unanswered? This book formulates Muslim and Christian responses to these questions from important contemporary scholars from both traditions – as Ebrahim Moosa, Muhammad Legenhausen, Juliane Hammer, Gregory Boyd and both editors of the book.