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by William E. Phipps

eBook Muhammad and Jesus: A Comparison of the Prophets and Their Teachings download ISBN: 0826409148
Author: William E. Phipps
Publisher: Paragon House (February 1, 1996)
Language: English
Pages: 304
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Category: Religious
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304 pages : 24 cm. Compares the historical backgrounds, childhoods, later lives, personal conduct, and social teachings of the two religious figures, as well as the way they are described in the Scriptures. A Paragon House book.

304 pages : 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-293) and indexes. Muhammad Appreciated. Reasons for This Study - 2. Antecedents. The Regional Heritage. The Impact of Poetry. Women's Place - 3. Early Life. The Nazarene - 4. Later Life. The Medinan Statesman. The Peaceful Reformer - 5. Scriptures

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 i. .

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.

William E. Phipps was Emeritus Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Davis and Elkins College, US.

To do this, he gives an intersting and unbiased point-of-view on the two leaders that triggeres further curiosity on the subject. 5 people found this helpful.

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The subtitle of the book - 'A Comparison of the Prophets and Their Teachings' gives most of the game away. The author is a professor of Philosophy and Religion at Davis and Elkins College, USA and clearly not a believing Christian since he cannot bring himself to affirm that Jesus is the Son of God or believe in the truth of the resurrection. Since he is clearly not a prac-tising Muslim either, this puts him in the best possible position to examine both religions in an attempt to promote understanding between them.

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. No current Talk conversations about this book.

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Prophet Muhammad had warned many people that it was wrong to harm a Zimmi, The prophet Muhammad was . 6. Phipps, William E. Muhammad and Jesus: A Comparison of the Prophets and Their Teachings. A Paragon House Book, Continuum, New York, 1996

Prophet Muhammad had warned many people that it was wrong to harm a Zimmi, The prophet Muhammad was the revolutionary leader of a new religion which, despite all the difficult challenges he and many of his followers endured, achieved the primary goal, which was to return to original Islam as the religion of oneness of God (tawhid). A Paragon House Book, Continuum, New York, 1996. Muhammad in the Qur an.

Phipps then debunks many of the invidious myths about Jesus and Muhammad during the course of a careful exploration of.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.

Jesus : A Comparison of the Prophets and Their Teachings

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Compares the historical backgrounds, childhoods, later lives, personal conduct, and social teachings of the two religious figures, as well as the way they are described in the Scriptures
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Lianeni
The concept for this book is great. To compare and contrast the central figures of the worlds two largest religions.Phipps starts out well enough, reviewing the gross distortions and outrageous accusations that have been made about Islam over the centuries since its birth. He then outlines the history and development of Islam and Christianity more or less in tandem, and things begin to go seriously wrong. It is apparent from his writing and references that he is able to access little primary source material on Islam, and therefore has to fall back on superficial and contradictory secondary source material. Phipps' central thesis appears to be that the Koran was essentially 'lifted' from Hebrew and Christian scriptures, and that much of its material was selectively chosen to benefit Mohammed personally. Phipps' claims that Mohammed (who like virtually all people at the time was illiterate) must have been able to read to carry this off, so in his history of Islam, he uses a very dubious secondary source to give a misleading account of the most dramatic and central episode of Muslim history- the first appearance of the angel Gabriel to Mohammed while he is meditating in a cave. Phipps' account has the angel tell Mohammed "Proclaim"(he even gives the Arabic 'Iqra'). This is an inaccurate translation of the word, which actually means "Read!"(or 'read aloud') in Phipps version, the Prophet remains silent. However, in actuality, in the story that every Muslim schoolchild knows, Muhammad answers the angel quaveringly "But I cant read". Furthermore, in a time and place where people were know intimately by their communities, it would be impossible that someone who had such a rare talent as literacy would not be known for it, any more than it would not be possible that I could live next door to the President and not know it. The sheer amount of detailed historical material that has been preserved from that time about the Prophet, including much material that is unflattering, precludes this possibility. There is not a single historian that I (or Dr Phipps)knows of that would seriously entertain this theory. This is only the most easily refuted inaccuracy in the book, and I could give many more. Essentially, Phipps has ignored or missed 1400 years of Islamic thought and commentary to hang his own interpretation on selected secondary source material.How unfortunate. This could have been a great book. If you are looking for a similar book that compares Islamic and Christian thought, for the Christian reader, I would recommend "Ishmael Instructs Isaac- an introduction to the Qur'an for Bible readers" by John Kaltner.
Taur
The book started off well, but it ended badly. The author presented himself as objective, but in reality he was obviously biast against Prophet Muhammad. In the beginning he was fair to the Prophet and was apparant that he did alot of homework for the book, at least in the beginning. But as the book went on, the author dove into speculation and conjecture w/o any solid evidence to back his claims. His attacks on Prophet Muhammad were baseless and showed his lack of knowledge on the Prophet himself, but only showed his biast against Islam which wasnt apparant in the beginning. I recommend Karen Armstrong's "Muhammad" It was much more fair and balanced on the Prophet than many western writers choose to be, propelling the myths of the Prophet Muhammad for thier mostly Christain audiences.
Uafrmaine
Phipps makes a comparison between Muhammad and Jesus in order to promote understanding between Muslim and Christian followers. To do this, he gives an intersting and unbiased point-of-view on the two leaders that triggeres further curiosity on the subject. I would suggest reading this book to gain an objective beginning perspective on Isalm, its teachings, and how these teachings relate to Christrian ideas.