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Christ ChildCultural Memories of a Young Jesus$
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Stephen J. Davis

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300149456

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300149456.001.0001

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Muslims and Christians

Muslims and Christians

(p.161) 7 Muslims and Christians
Christ Child

Stephen J. Davis

Yale University Press

Chapter 7 focuses on the interpretation of infancy stories about Jesus in the Arabic-speaking world among both Muslims and Christians. Topics for investigation include the inclusion of the story about Jesus and the birds in the Qur’ān and Qur’ānic commentary, the transmission of the teacher stories in the Arabic Gospel of the Infancy (contextualized by the Graeco-Arabic translation movement), and the development of a “science of letters” in medieval Sufi asceticism. The chapter shows how Muslims and Christians in these different contexts shared a certain sensibility rooted in four areas of practice: scriptural interpretation and commentary, storytelling about prophetic miracles, the production of scientific knowledge, and ascetic discipline.

Keywords:   Islam and Christianity, Qur'an, Arabic Infancy Gospel, Sufism, Science

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