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The Living Voice

F. E. Peters

in Jesus and Muhammad

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199747467
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894796 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747467.003.0004
The Living Voice

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This chapter reviews the efforts that have been made to catch the authentic voice of the two men. As for Muhammad, it is generally conceded that, whatever their origin and however edited, it is his words that lie before us in the Quran. Jesus,’ on the other hand, have now to be extracted from the Gospels. But early on, perhaps before the Gospels, Jesus’ sayings were, like Muhammad’s, collected in the sayings source now called “Q.” To what end? The Quran reveals Muhammad as a mantic poet, a singer of new tales, but Q seems to shows us a Jesus who is (merely?) an itinerant rural preacher.

Keywords: Jesus; Q; Mark; source criticism; sayings source; Muhammad; Quran; poe; Kahi; revelation

Chapter.  9327 words. 

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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