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With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Barry D. Walfish, and Joseph W. Goering


This book explores medieval scriptural interpretation. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are often characterized as religio-cultural siblings, traditions whose origins can be traced to the same geographical region and whose systems of belief and institutional structures share much in common. A particularly important point of commonality is the emphasis that each of these traditions places upon the notion of divine revelation, especially as codified in the text. During the medieval period, the three exegetical traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam produced a vast literature, one of grea ... More

Keywords: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, medieval scriptural interpretation, divine revelation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195137279
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Dammen McAuliffe, editor
Georgetown University

Barry D. Walfish, editor

Joseph W. Goering, editor
both at the University of Toronto

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Part I Medieval Jewish Exegesis of The Bible

Part II Medieval Christian Exegesis of the Bible

Part III Medieval Exegesis of the Qurʼān