Up until very recently, Christian theology has not focused on the Qur’an – except in an apologetical way. The reason for this is Christians’ belief that with and through Jesus Christ God’s revelation to humankind is complete. This is why the Qur’an could not be considered God’s word, and why, as a result, the Qur’an had no significance for Christians. Lately, and in connection with interreligious dialogue, the first theological attempts at a positive appreciation of the Qur’an have begun to appear (e.g. Rüdiger Braun, Karl Friedrich Pohlmann, Bertram Schmitz, Hans Zirker). A theological determination of the Qur’an’s place in the history of salvation has yet to occur.
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