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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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Reflections on Mary

Reflections on Mary

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(p.149) Chapter 4 Reflections on Mary
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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/9780300169706.003.0005

This chapter explores the role of Mary, as perceived by both the Christians and the Muslims. It explains that while Jesus remained at the center of most of the polemical as well as irenic discussion between Christians and Muslims, Mary remains to be often featured as a conciliatory figure between the two religions. It adds that Mary's womanhood and femininity, as well as her pious devotion, became a subject of great theological speculation in both religions.

Keywords:   religions, Mary, Christians, Muslims, Jesus, theological speculation

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