Paradosis and monotheism: a late antique approach to the meaning of islām in the Quran

@article{Cole2019ParadosisAM,
  title={Paradosis and monotheism: a late antique approach to the meaning of islām in the Quran},
  author={Juan Ricardo Cole},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  year={2019},
  volume={82},
  pages={405 - 425}
}
  • J. Cole
  • Published 2019
  • Philosophy
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Abstract Both the Muslim exegetical tradition and most Western scholarship have posited that the term islām in the Quran means “submission”, i.e. to God, and that it refers to the religion brought by the prophet Muhammad. This paper argues that neither of these assertions is correct. Rather, the abstract noun islām as used in the Quran means “tradition”. It is underlain by the Aramaic mashlmānūtā, which in turn was the term generally used to translate the Greek paradosis. That the Greek usage… Expand
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  • Juan Cole
  • History
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