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Introduction 1 Magic, Sorcery, Witchcraft 2 Apparitions, Visions, Dreams 3 Predictions, Prophecies 4 Fictions...

Jonathan Green

Catholicism. That context already had a dual concept of prophecy: as foretelling the future, and as scriptural interpretation. The fifth Lateran Council’s prohibition on predictions is well known, but, as Pak usefully highlights, this by no means ended prophecy, but rather cemented in place the revelatory

Margo Kitts

Ashoka” (p. 10)—known as the first Buddhist, not Hindu , emperor; and secondly, a most placid depiction of Christian origins which ignores, for instance, the sword verses of Luke 22,36–38 and Matthew 10,34, the parables of imminent cataclysm (Matt. 22; Luke 14), never mind the eschatological predictions

Muslim-Christian Polemics across the Mediterranean

The Splendid Replies of Shihāb al-Dīn al-Qarāfī (d. 684/1285)


Diego R. Sarrió Cucarella

In Muslim-Christian Polemics across the Mediterranean Diego R. Sarrió Cucarella provides an exposition and analysis of Shihāb al-Dīn al-Qarāfī’s (d. 684/1285) Splendid Replies to Insolent Questions (al-Ajwiba al-fākhira ‘an al-as’ila al-fājira). Written in response to an apology for Christianity by the Melkite Bishop of Sidon, Paul of Antioch, the Splendid Replies is among the most extensive and most important medieval Muslim refutations of Christianity, and the primary significance of this study is to provide detailed access to its argumentation and intellectual context for the first time in a western language. Moreover, the Introduction and Conclusion creatively situate the work within the challenges of modern-day Christian-Muslim dialogue.

Wojciech Wciórka

, but RNP was also invoked in other contexts, including puzzles about divine and angelic foreknowledge, Christ’s prediction “Thou shalt deny me thrice,” prophecy, and Abraham’s faith in the Incarnation. 3 Thinkers of the later twelfth century will take center stage here – the author of a logical

Winfried Heinemann

senior professor in the Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, does not even list it in the cv he posts on the university website), some of its predictions seem to be coming true in recent research. The same volume included an article that illustrated both the possibilities and pitfalls of such

Cecilia Palombo

has rightly observed that, “Afin d’accorder plus de crédibilité aux prophéties, les auteurs des apocalypses se servaient d’un pseudonyme, en mettant les prédictions dans la bouche de personnel réputées et autorisées appartenant au passé”: “Les apocalypses,” 185. However, we should not reduce the

Adam Knobler

1987 , ed. Danielle Buschinger (Göppingen: Kümmerle, 1989), 133-142. These predictions that coincided with several spuriously attributed Muslim prophecies concerning the sack of Mecca by a Nubian Christian, lead to a great sense of expectation and hope among the crusaders at Damietta. See Carlo Conti