Re: [John_Lit] John and Islam--A Program Suggestion for SBL 2002
- Tom Thatcher wrote on possible Johannine themes for
the 2002 SBL:
> John and IslamThere are certainly some points of contact -- such as
> "John and the Koran" (I'm thinking here of how the
> statements about Jesus in the Koran reflect and/or
> dispute Johannine Christology--as I understand it,
> the specific problem with Christianity addressed in
> the Koran is the Johannine teaching on Jesus as the
> Son of God)
the Qur'anic reference to Jesus being a word of God
and also a spirit from God.
> "A Muslim Reading of John" (I don't know who wouldto
> do that one; some Muslim scholar who was qualified
> react to John in an academic context)This could be interesting if done in a scholarly way.
I'd be interested in knowing -- for instance -- how
long Muslims have interpreted "paracletos" as a
corruption of "periklutos". Muslim apologists argue
that the term was intended to fortell the coming of
Muhammad, since both "periklutos" and "Muhammad" can
be interpreted as meaning "the praised one".
It's interesting to note -- in this context -- that
Mani (founder of Manichaeism) claimed to be the
Assistant Professor Horace Jeffery Hodges
Hanshin University (Korean Theological University)
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