Muhammad and Jesus: A Comparison of the Prophets and Their Teachings

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Bloomsbury Academic, Sep 1, 1999 - Religion - 316 pages
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Here is a thoroughly researched and provocative study of the two most influential figures in Western history.The book begins with a comprehensive biographical investigation of the early lives of the Meccan and the Nazarene, and a thoughtful assessment of their later contributions as statesman and reformer. Phipps then debunks many of the invidious myths about Jesus and Muhammad during the course of a careful exploration of the ways in which they interpreted Hebrew scripture, their prescriptions for moral conduct, and their attitudes toward rewards and punishment on earth and in the afterlife.

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Muhammad and Jesus are strongly contrasting historical figures, raised up as spiritual and moral paradigms by opposing, hostile camps. Often badly understood by believers within their own faith ... Read full review

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William Phipps is Professor Emeritus of Religion and Philosophy, Davis and Elkins College. His numerous books on sexual themes in biblical and church history include Genesis and Gender, Was Jesus Married? and Influential Theologians on Wo/Man. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.

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