Author: Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 978-0-19-579717-6
In this book, a leading British Muslim scholar examines the most recent research and its implications for Jesus scholarship and for the churches, as they seek to reinterpret Jesus for the new age.
Her conclusions are that the historical Jesus emerges as a figure far more glorious than the Christ defined in the formulas of medieval Christianity, which were influenced heavily by Greek philosophy and mystery religions whose beliefs hold little appeal for the modern mind.
Few Muslims have meditated deeply on Christian origins. This groundbreaking work shows how modern Christian and Muslim scholarship is drawing together, bringing hope of future reconciliation and dialogue between the two largest world faiths.
This book can be the starting point for a scholarly dialogue between unbiased Christians and Muslims…Such books are a bridge between faiths.
-Syed Abul Khair Kashfi
Formerly Visiting Professor
Department of Foreign Studies
A Miscarriage of Justice
Where have all the Romans gone?
Zealots and the Royal Family
The Relatives of Jesus
Keepers and Doers
Why did Paul reject the Torah?
The Goat for Azazel
Covenant, Circumcision and Cookery
Paul or James?
Jesus the Myth?
The Ka ba Pantheon
Inspired or Prohibited?
The Document Called Q
Scrollduggery: Was there a Dead Sea Scrolls Deception?
Two Messiahs-the Sons of David and the Zaddikim
Jeshu bar Nagara and the Prophet Isa
The Injil of Isa (Was this the gospel copied by Waraqa ibn Nawfal?)
Does the Bible know about Islam?
Did the crucifixion kill Jesus?
Was Jesus buried alive?
Imperial Manoeuvring and Wavering
Have the Christians really got it all wrong?
Life without an Atoning Saviour
Appendix: The Gospel of Barnabas