Sunday, March 05, 2017

Interfaith Healer: The Surprising Role of Jesus in Islam

THE NEW YORK TIMES: How did a Jewish preacher who became the Christian Messiah also become one of the most admired figures in the Quran? Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish journalist and contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times, sets out to explore this apparent conundrum.

The result will come as something of a revelation to many non-Muslim readers, since Jesus is revered in Islam’s sacred text as a great teacher and prophet, while his mother, Mary, gets more ink — and praise — than in all four New Testament Gospels put together. » | Lesley Hazleton | Friday, March 3, 2017