The Qur’ān and Kerygma - Biblical Receptions of the Muslim Scripture across a Millennium - Jeffrey Einboden

The Qur’ān and Kerygma - Biblical Receptions of the Muslim Scripture across a Millennium - Jeffrey Einboden

“The Religion of the Messiah in Multitudes”: Echoes of the Qur’ān across Christian Schisms

The Qur’ān and Kerygma - Biblical Receptions of the Muslim Scripture across a Millennium - Jeffrey Einboden

Jeffrey Einboden [+-]
Northern Illinois University
Jeffrey Einboden is Professor of 19th-century American Literature and Comparative Literature at Northern Illinois University, and author of Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature in Middle Eastern Languages (Edinburgh University Press 2013); Islam and Romanticism: Muslim Currents from Goethe to Emerson (Oneworld 2014); and The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture (Oxford University Press, 2016). His research into Islamic sources and the Western canon has appeared in journals including Milton Quarterly, Translation and Literature, Middle Eastern Literatures, and the Journal of Qur’anic Studies; in 2006, his “The Genesis of Weltliteratur: Goethe’s West-östlicher Divan and Kerygmatic Pluralism” (Literature and Theology; 2005) was named by OUP as one of the “100 seminal articles” published by Oxford Journals in the past century.

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Building from the case studies of Chapters 1 and 2, Chapter 3 unfolds a broader survey, considering Qur’ānic influences amid early Christian schisms, reaching from the medieval Middle East to the early-modern West. The Muslim scripture features in this chapter as a formative vocabulary for intra-religious dialogue and debate, linking Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, and Western Protestantism, merging landmark Christian Arabists and Arabic writers, from Sa‘īd ibn Baṭrīq to Gregory Bar Hebraeus, from Edward Pococke to Ezra Stiles. Conveying Qur’ānic echoes forward in time and westward in space, the writings of Chalcedonians and non-Chalcedonians in the Middle East are shown to supply Western Orientalists with covert sources for Islamic reception, ushering the Muslim scripture into tumultuous environs of political revolution and religious rupture extending from England to America.

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Einboden, Jeffrey. “The Religion of the Messiah in Multitudes”: Echoes of the Qur’ān across Christian Schisms. The Qur’ān and Kerygma - Biblical Receptions of the Muslim Scripture across a Millennium. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 56-80 Oct 2019. ISBN 9781781794111. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=28413. Date accessed: 09 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28413. Oct 2019

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