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Author Sarrió Cucarella, Diego R.,
Title Muslim-Christian polemics across the Mediterranean : the splendid replies of Shihab al-Din al-Qarafi (d. 684/1285) / by Diego R. Sarrio Cucarella.
Imprint Boston : Brill, [2015]

Series History of Christian-Muslim relations, 1570-7350 ; volume 23
History of Christian-Muslim relations.
Subject Qarāfī, Aḥmad ibn Idrīs, -1285. Ajwibah al-fākhirah ʻan al-asʼilah al-fājirah.
Islam -- Apologetic works -- History and criticism.
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity.
Christianity and other religions -- Islam.
Description 1 online resource (x, 366 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Some Matters of Usage; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Islam, Irrelevant for Christianity?; 2 The Church Has Also a High Regard for the Muslims; 3 The Exclusionary Dimension of Religious Identity; 4 Carl Schmitt and the Inescapability of the Political; 5 Freeing Religion from Social Antagonism; 6 The New Comparative Theology and Christian-Muslim Polemics; 7 The Mirror of the Other; 8 Outline; Chapter 1 A Scholarly Life in Defense of Islam; 1 The Political Context: A World in Convulsion; 2 Muslim-Christian Interaction in Egypt during the Thirteenth Century; 3 A Scholarly Life.
3.1 Primary and Secondary Sources3.2 Biographical Data, Education, and Teaching Posts; 3.3 In Defense of Islam; 4 Al-Qarāfī's Contacts with the People of the Book; 5 Al-Qarāfī in Previous Scholarship; 5.1 The Jurist and the Theologian; 5.2 The Polemicist; 6 Concluding Remarks; Chapter 2 A Handbook for Polemics; 1 Date of Composition; 2 A Christian Argumentation from the Qur ān; 3 Structure and Contents: A General Overview; 4 A Handbook for Polemics; 5 Written Sources; 5.1 Paul of Antioch's Risāla ilā ba ḍ aṣdiqā ihi alladhīna bi-Ṣaydā min al-muslimīn.
5.2 Al-Ja farī's Takhjīl man ḥarrafa al-Tawrāh wa-l-Injīl5.3 Al-Qurṭubī's al-I lām bi-mā fī dīn al-Naṣārā min al-fasād wa-l-awhām; 5.4 Al-Khazrajī's Maqāmi al-ṣulbān; 5.5 Al-Samaw al al-Maghribī's Ifḥām al-Yahūd; 6 Concluding Remarks; Chapter 3 Al-Qarāfī's Reply to the Letter to a Muslim Friend; 1 A Blind Nation and an Ignorant Sect; 2 Theology of Religions: Faith among Faiths; 2.1 Muḥammad: A Prophet for the Pagan Arabs; 2.2 The Law of Justice and the Law of Grace; 3 Theology of the Word of God: The Qur ānic Proof for Christianity; 3.1 Jesus the Messiah: A Spirit of God and His Word.
3.2 The Qur ān and Christian Liturgy3.3 That Is The Book, Wherein There Is No Doubt; 3.4 Christians Should Not Be Considered Polytheists; 4 Theology of Divinity: Philosophizing about God; 4.1 If Muslims Knew What We Mean; 4.2 Human Language and God; 4.3 A Substance Not Like Created Substances; 5 Concluding Remarks; Chapter 4 Apologia Pro Religione Islamica; 1 Jesus the Messiah, the Prophet Who Did Not Die; 1.1 Crucifixion: Reality or Delusion?; 1.2 The Probative Value of the Miracles of Jesus; 1.3 The Incarnation: An Ontological Impossibility; 2 The Qur ān under Fire; 2.1 Errors in the Qur ān.
2.2 Muslim Disputes about the Qur ān3 The Abrogation and Falsification of the Torah; 3.1 Can God Change His Mind?; 3.2 The Falsification of the Torah; 4 Miscellanea; 4.1 The Ḥadīth of the Pen and Paper; 4.2 The Physical Pleasures of Paradise; 4.3 Fighting for God's Cause: Virtue or Vice?; 5 Concluding Remarks; Chapter 5 Christianity and the Innovation of A Wretched God; 1 The Christian Creed: Viler than Treachery; 2 Christian Innovated Practice and Behavior; 2.1 Christians and Circumcision; 2.2 Consumption of Pork; 2.3 The Offering of Bread and Wine.
Summary In <i>Muslim-Christian Polemics across the Mediterranean</i> <b>Diego R. Sarrió Cucarella</b> provides an exposition and analysis of Shihāb al-Dīn al-Qarāfī's (d. 684/1285) <i>Splendid Replies</i>. This book is among the most extensive and most important medieval Muslim refutations of Christianity.
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ISBN 9789004285606 (electronic bk.)
9004285601 (electronic bk.)
9789004285514 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004285512 (hardback ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 900276581
Additional Format Print version: Sarrió Cucarella, Diego R. Muslim-Christian polemics across the Mediterranean. Boston : Brill, 2015 9789004285514 (DLC) 2014042383 (OCoLC)894491819