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Mary in the Quran: Friend of God, Virgin, Mother

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Muna Tatari and Klaus von Stosch

Hardback, 342 pages



An entire surah of the Qurʾan bears her name. She is the only woman mentioned by name in the Qurʾan indeed; her name appears more frequently than that of either Muhammad or Jesus. From the earliest times to the present day, Mary has continued to be held in high regard by Christians and Muslims alike. And yet Mary has also been the cause of much rancour and tension between these two world religions. In this groundbreaking study, Muna Tatari and Klaus von Stosch painstakingly reconstruct the picture of Mary that is presented in the Qurʾan and show how veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Roman Catholic Church intersects and interacts with the testimony of the Qurʾan. Their sensitive and scholarly treatise is an important contribution to constructive interfaith dialogue in the 21st century.



Part I. Mary in the Christian Tradition

1. Mary in the Bible

2. Mary in Patristics

3. Dogmatic Precepts of Mariology

4. Mary in the Political Theology of Late Antiquity


Part II. Mary in the Quran

1. The Surah Maryam

2. The Surah Al 'Imran

3. The Surah al-Ma'ida


Part III. Mary in the Context of Islamic Systematic Theology

1. The Quranic Mary as Impulse for Prophetology

2. The Quranic Mary as a Stimulus to a Traditional Understanding of God's Actions

3. Mary as a Figure of Emancipation

4. Mary as an Aesthetic Role Model

5. In Dialogue with Christianity


Part IV. Implications for Comparative Theology

1. Christian Perspectives

2. Islamic Perspectives