Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

William Danker

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

John 19:15; John 19:34; John 11:16; Matthew 12:39;


This paper is a beginning attempt to understand the Qur'anic teaching on the crucifixion of Jesus. Since the Qur'an is the basis of all Islamic thought, it is the primary emphasis of the study. This was done through the books of S. Zwemer, J. Robson, and G. Parrinder as well as M. Pickthall's translation of the Qur’an itself. From this base some attempt has been made to understand the traditions which have grown around the Qur’an. Because the Ahmadiyyah movement is so vocal in its opposition to the crucifixion, it is treated as an illustration of present day Muslim thought on the crucifixion of Jesus even though it represents only a small heretical sect of Islam. Finally something of the liberal tendencies beginning to show in at least some areas of Islam--whether mere individuals or a trend--has been treated in an analysis of M. Kamel Hussein’s City of Wrong.

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