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God’s Word and Human Language Christian theology of revelation and Islamic positions on the inimitability of the Koran

God’s Word is at the centre of both the Christian and Islamic faiths. Revelation and language are thus closely related in both religions. Tobias Specker brings Islamic and Christian theology, literary studies and phenomenological philosophy into conversation with each other. Using classical and contemporary approaches, he examines the topos of the Qur’an’s inimitability, which plays a central role in the justification of the Islamic faith. From the analysis of Arab-Christian positions and current approaches to hermeneutical theology, a Christian approach to the Koran that is open to dialogue and aware of differences is developed – and thus a theology of the Word of God in an interreligious context.

La Parole de Dieu est au centre de la foi chrétienne et de la foi islamique. La révélation et le langage sont donc étroitement liés dans les deux religions. Tobias Specker fait dialoguer la théologie islamique et chrétienne, les études littéraires et la philosophie phénoménologique. En utilisant des approches classiques et contemporaines, il examine le topos de l’inimitabilité du Coran, qui joue un rôle central dans la justification de la foi islamique. L’analyse des positions arabo-chrétiennes et des approches actuelles de la théologie herméneutique permet de développer une approche chrétienne du Coran ouverte au dialogue et consciente des différences – et donc une théologie de la Parole de Dieu dans un contexte interreligieux.

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