Continuing Revelation: Learning from Judaism and Islam

David Brown

in Tradition and Imagination

Published in print November 1999 | ISBN: 9780198269915
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600432 | DOI:
 Continuing Revelation: Learning from Judaism and Islam

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The first part of the chapter offers three arguments for insisting that any approach that automatically condemns post‐biblical developments will inevitably result in the condemnation of Scripture as well. The second part then suggests that Christianity should learn from Orthodox Judaism's and Islam's implicit acceptance of continuing revelation. In the case of the former, the role of haggadah and kabbalah is noted; in the case of the latter, the role of naskh, hadith, ijma, and qiyas.

Keywords: hadith; haggadah; ijmas; Islam; Judaism; kabbalah; naskh; qiyas

Chapter.  25788 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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