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The comparative textual study of the "Abraham story" in the Bible and the Quran


The comparative textual study of the "Abraham story" in the Bible and the Quran

Elias, Amira (2000) The comparative textual study of the "Abraham story" in the Bible and the Quran. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This study is based on a quest for the unity of faith. The paradigm of unity is derived from a comparative textual study and the correlation between the Bible and the Quran. The cross-referencing of the relevant verses of the 'Abraham story' in two columns is to visually show their shared plot and at the same time the striking differences in their content. The thesis will discuss the common theological themes in each episode while it will examine the differences in the stories in reference to form, structure and style. This will include analysis of the massage in both texts related through the 'Abraham story'. The two scriptures have common prophets and figures, yet Abraham holds a special significance since he is considered, in Christianity, the father of the patriarchs, and in Islam, the founder of a monotheistic community on earth. And since Abraham holds a symbolic implication for both faiths, looking at his story would create a context in which to compare the two scriptures. The ambition of this study is to initiate a first step in starting a future project that will compare both texts fully, with the aim of creating a cooperative and mutually respectful discourse between the two communities. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Theological Studies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Elias, Amira
Pagination:126, 6, 5, 68 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Theological Studies
Thesis Supervisor(s):McEvenue, Sean
ID Code:1023
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 17:16
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:15
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