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Kenneth Cragg's appreciation of the Prophethood of Muhammad (PBUH): characterizing his theological framework

Mohd. Daud, Noor Amali and Muhammad, Akilu Aliyu (2016) Kenneth Cragg's appreciation of the Prophethood of Muhammad (PBUH): characterizing his theological framework. In: International Seminar on Cultural and Religious Wisdom (ISW1.0) 2016, 27th-28th Sept. 2016, Cyberjaya. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Portrayal of Muhammad’s Prophethood has been a controversial theme in Muslim-Christian relations from medieval to contemporary periods. In medieval period, Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) was generally portrayed negatively. However, in contemporary periods Christian attitudes towards Islam and Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) started witnessing some paradigm shift. Their approaches began to shift from polemics to dialogue, from divergences to searching for commonalities and from hostilities to mutual relations. They began to delve into the biography and teachings of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) in a positive way and also appreciate his Prophethood based on their various understandings of his religious experiences. In connection to such a development, this article attempts to critically investigate and characterize the framework of Kenneth Cragg’s response to, and appreciation of Muhammad’s Prophethood. The article accentuates on his book Muhammad and the Christian: A Question of Response. This is because; this particular book varies from his earlier works and signifies a major change in his inter-religious engagement. Although his appreciation seems to be somewhat positive, there are some lapses, groundless assertions and inaccuracies which prompted the researchers to analyse and evaluate it.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 2907/54173
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam, Christianity, Kenneth Cragg, Muhammad, Response, Paradigm shift, theological framework
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP160 General works on Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Dr Noor Amali Mohd Daud
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 11:09
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 11:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54173

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