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Jesus and Muhammad: Parallel Tracks, Parallel Lives

F. E. Peters


After thirty years of research and publishing on the monotheistic faiths, the author turns here to a comparative study of the founders of Christianity and Islam. Jesus and Muhammad, as two of the most important figures in human history, have also been among the most studied. Their followers “found” both men in their lifetimes, but it was only in the nineteenth century that the search for the “historical Jesus” and, soon after, for the Prophet of Islam began. The resultant “quest,” as it was called, has proven to be a virtual laboratory for Western historiography. This book looks into that labo ... More

Keywords: Christianity, Islam, Jesus, Muhammad, quest, historiography, comparative history, parallel lives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199747467
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747467.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

F. E. Peters, author
New York University