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The Deadlocked Debate about the Role of the Jewish Christians at the Birth of Islam

Department of Linguistics, Arabic, Hebrew and Eastern Asia, Complutense University of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Academic Editor: Franz Winter
Religions 2021, 12(10), 789; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12100789
Received: 26 July 2021 / Revised: 8 September 2021 / Accepted: 16 September 2021 / Published: 22 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Islamic Origins)
The thesis concerning the Jewish-Christian origins of Islam has been continuously defended and developed by a good number of authors, even if the proponents of this line of thought have never constituted a school nor followed a unitary or homogeneous discourse. At the other end of the spectrum, many scholars strongly reject the ‘Jewish-Christian connection’ insofar as it introduces a speculative and unnecessary category in the study on the origins of Islam. The matter has aroused irreconcilable stances, studies that remain alien to each other, or simply seem to ignore the status quaestionis. From the traditional perspective, the debate seems to have reached a deadlock, however, and to explain a possible legal, cultural, and religious ‘Judaeo-Christian’ continuum that could be shared by the early Islamic audience, it might be useful to look around the spectrum of mixed beliefs and practices between the Jewish and Christian orthodoxy that can be found at a time very close to the arrival of Islam. View Full-Text
Keywords: early Islam; Qur’ān; late antiquity; Judaism and Christianity early Islam; Qur’ān; late antiquity; Judaism and Christianity
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del Río Sánchez, F.F. The Deadlocked Debate about the Role of the Jewish Christians at the Birth of Islam. Religions 2021, 12, 789. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12100789

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