The historical Muhammad and the historical Jesus: A comparison of scholarly reinventions and reinterpretations

@article{Berg2008TheHM,
  title={The historical Muhammad and the historical Jesus: A comparison of scholarly reinventions and reinterpretations},
  author={Herbert Berg and Sarah E. Rollens},
  journal={Studies in Religion},
  year={2008},
  volume={37},
  pages={271 - 292}
}
Scholars of the historical Jesus and scholars of the historical Muhammad are engaged in seemingly similar activities, but they rarely look to each other to compare and evaluate their methods and theories. Such a comparison reveals that both seek to read thoroughly theological texts as historical texts, or at least ones out of which the historical facts can be rooted. Thus, both sets of scholars approach the texts with assumptions shared by the believers. Furthermore, because of the status… Expand
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