By Tarif Khalidi
Harvard University Press |
This work presents in English translation the largest collection ever assembled of the sayings and stories of Jesus in Islamic literature. In doing so, it traces a tradition of love and reverence for Jesus that has characterized Islamic thought for more than a thousand years.
This work is of great significance for the understanding of both Christianity and Islam, and of profound implications for modern-day interreligious relations and ecumenical dialogue. This book places the sayings and stories in their historical context, showing how and why this “gospel” arose and the function it served within Muslim devotion. The Jesus that emerges here is a compelling figure of deep and life-giving spirituality.