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Muhammad in the Qur’an, The Task and the Text (Kenneth CRAGG)

Muhammad in the Qur'an, The Task and the Text (Kenneth CRAGG)

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Le Révérend Albert Kenneth Cragg est un éminent prêtre anglican qui s’est notamment consacré aux relations entre chrétiens et musulmans. Né le 8 Mars 1913, Kenneth Cragg fut élève à la Grammar School de Blackpool et le Jesus College à Oxford. Il est ordonné prêtre en 1937. Tout en poursuivant une carrière ecclésiastique, il fut Professeur d’arabe et d’islamologie au Séminaire de Hartford mais aussi conférencier en sciences des religions à l’Université de Susse. En 1982, il a pris sa retraite à Oxford, où il continue à servir son Eglise.


Muhammad in the Qur’an : The Task and the Text studies the significance of what is known to Muslims as Tanzil-the classic Islamic understanding of the Qur’an as divine revelation committing an eternal Scripture to the Prophet Muhammad, ‘at intervals’ over some twenty-three years of his adult life.

That faith view sets his personality and his biography at the nerve-centre of the whole so that the Qur’an’s sequences coincide with the events through which his mind and story passed between the ages of forty and sixty-three.

How did the text relate to the task, the task determine the text?

What does the intelligent reception of the Qur’an ask of readers now both within and beyond Islam?

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Tables des matières

  • Partner to the Qur’an
  • Freeman in the land
  • ’Thou who art enmantled’
  • Al rasul al-nabi’ al ummi
  • ’Till war lays down its burdens’
  • Tasliyah or the salutation of God
  • The incidence of the pre-existent
  • The foregoing and new testament christology
  • The sirah in our contemporary scene

Note on Qur’anic verses