Connections Between Quran and Bible Illuminated in New Commentary

While Islam is often regarded as a stand-alone faith tradition, Gabriel Said Reynolds — University of Notre Dame professor of Islamic studies and theology — shows in his newest publication, “The Qur’an & the Bible: Text and Commentary,” that the connections between the sacred texts of Islam, Christianity and Judaism run deep.

Traditional religious scholarship favors the view that background to the Quran is largely pagan and partially Jewish, but Reynolds argues that the Quran and the Bible are intrinsically linked, and that by reading the Quran as a work in conversation with biblical literature, readers can better understand the text — and the historical context of late antiquity that gave rise to Islamic tradition.

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June 6, 2018

Religion and PhilosophyKoranCollege of Arts and LettersGabriel ReynoldsIslamMcGrath Institute for Church LifeResearchReligionTheology

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