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John of Damascus on Islam: The „Heresy of the Ishmaelites”

Translated by: Dragoș Dâscă
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The present work, arising out of a dissertation for the Hartford Seminary Foundation, is a contribution to the Christian-Islamic dialogue from the historical point of view, and, in this case, to John Damascene's role in that dialogue. The author investigates the relevant declarations of the Synod of 754 and their significance in the first chapter, the familiar background and the political developments in Syria at the time of the Islamic conquest in the second, and the life of John Damascene in his Islamic environment in the third. With the fourth chapter the author enters into the most important part of his work, an examination of c. 101 in John Damascene's catalogue of heresies-first of all, its tradition. Then, in the fifth chapter, he deals with its contents, particularly (and in great detail) with the express reference to the Koran; but he also seeks to uncover traces of the Koran which...

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The present work, arising out of a dissertation for the Hartford Seminary Foundation, is a contribution to the Christian-Islamic dialogue from the historical point of view, and, in this case, to John Damascene's role in that dialogue. The author investigates the relevant declarations of the Synod of 754 and their significance in the first chapter, the familiar background and the political developments in Syria at the time of the Islamic conquest in the second, and the life of John Damascene in his Islamic environment in the third. With the fourth chapter the author enters into the most important part of his work, an examination of c. 101 in John Damascene's catalogue of heresies-first of all, its tradition. Then, in the fifth chapter, he deals with its contents, particularly (and in great detail) with the express reference to the Koran; but he also seeks to uncover traces of the Koran which appear in a general sort of way throughout the Damascene's theological writings. The sixth and seventh chapters are dedicated to the Dialogue between a Christian and a Saracen, and this is analyzed in the same fashion that c. 101 of the catalogue of heresies is analyzed. The author comes to the conclusion that both works (the latter at least according to its contents) are original texts of John Damascene and betray a great familiarity with the Koran and early Islamic theology.

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Sfântul Ioan Damaschinul Despre Islam - Daniel J. Sahas

Publishing date: 
2016
Pages: 
242
ISBN: 
978-606-666-452-3
Cover type: 
cartonată
Format: 
15 x 23,5 cm
Color: 
monocrom

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