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Muslims who witness to Christians/Agnostics

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:26 am
by DCHindley
lsayre posted a link to an interesting small booklet/tract written as an aid for Muslims to witness to Christians and agnostics with more or less accurate information regarding modern scholarship on the evolving development of Christian doctrines regarding the significance of the NT portrayal of Jesus as crucified, which contradicts Muslim position that Jesus was a prophet, and like other true prophets (Enoch, Elijah, Moses, etc.), was whisked away to heaven by Allah and never tasted death.

http://www.earlywritings.com/forum/view ... 166#p88136

The booklet is available on scribd:

https://www.scribd.com/document/162598393/Christology

Unless you have a subscription, you have to upload some sort of original work to download articles and books from their site.

It is a bit more detailed than Reza Aslan's work, which is aimed at a non academic audience.

DCH

Re: Muslims who witness to Christians/Agnostics

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:56 pm
by moses
Is Qurʾān a loanword from Syriac?
Marijn van PuttenMarijn van Putten
@PhDniX June 29, 2018
Qurʾān and Qəryānā do not look enough alike to convince me.

https://twitter.com/i/moments/1012713842135089152


DCHindley, what do you think ?

Re: Muslims who witness to Christians/Agnostics

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:04 am
by DCHindley
moses wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:56 pm
Is Qurʾān a loanword from Syriac?
Marijn van PuttenMarijn van Putten
@PhDniX June 29, 2018
Qurʾān and Qəryānā do not look enough alike to convince me.

https://twitter.com/i/moments/1012713842135089152

DCHindley, what do you think ?
I think that the twitter discussion is at a level well above my own abilities.

All I know is that Semitic languages are written with only the consonants, and when one reads the words any pronounced vowels needed to distinguish between words with different meanings are inferred from the contexts in which they are used. In time vowel point symbols were added to the originally unpointed written forms of words, but in Hebrew this occurred in the middle ages. I don't know enough about Aramaic, Syriac or Arabic to even guess at the period when the vowel pointing systems were added to the written words of those languages.

<That all is a fancy way of saying "I don't know.">

You might see if Stephan Huller can help. He knows some Hebrew and Syriac, and has many interests that are in contact with these languages which he has spun into fantastic (not always in a good way) hypotheses and theories. He mainly posts here under Secret Alias.

DCH