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Mona Siddiqui

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780300169706

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300169706.001.0001

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The End of Prophecy

The End of Prophecy

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(p.6) Chapter 1 The End of Prophecy
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Christians, Muslims and Jesus
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Mona Siddiqui

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300169706.003.0002

This chapter reflects on how prophecy and divinity speak to the people in both Christianity and Islam, and how the finality of prophecy means different things in these religions. It explains that while Christianity's earliest texts about Jesus can be found in Paul's First Letter to the Thessalonians, there is no evidence stating that Paul ever met Jesus. It argues that the Gospels were not mere biographies, they are also kerygma. Much of the Christian language affirms Jesus as God in self-revelation, and much of the Muslim language about God seeks exception to that Christian claim by Islam's particular insistence on divine unity and uniqueness which is perceived mainly through scripture.

Keywords:   prophecy, divinity, Christianity, Islam, Jesus, kerygma

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