A Comparative Analysis of the Concept of Revelation in Christianity and Islam

Vincent Battaglia

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/


Christians and Muslims have a mutually irreconcilable understanding of the form and content of divine revelation, so argues Vincent Battaglia. He outlines the concept of revelation from both a Christian and Islamic perspective, and contrasts the two approaches by noting similarities and differences between their respective traditions. He then identifies some theological challenges within the Christian-Islamic dialogue and briefly develops rudiments of an Islamic revelation from a Christian perspective. Finally, he argues that since both traditions share a fellowship of faith, they can have a sense of being “the nearest in affection” to one another (cf. Qur’an 5:85).

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