This successor volume to The Hidden Origins of Islam (edited by Karl-Heinz Ohlig and Gerd-R. Puin) continues the pioneering research begun in the first volume. : The Hidden Origins of Islam: New Research into Its Early History ( ): Karl-Heinz Ohlig, Gerd-R Puin: Books. Karl-Heinz Ohlig. Follow. Follow on Amazon. Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations and more coming soon. Learn More.

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The hidden origins of Islam: Alfred Hackensberger has talked with the author.

The German original reads: Out of Print–Limited Availability. In his long and detailed plea for a secular Islamic Studies, Tilman Nagel calls on the discipline to emancipate itself from the Muslim understanding of Mohammed if it wants to get closer to historical reality.

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You have also engaged in historical-critical research with respect to the Prophet Mohammed. It also fits in with the polemics of John of Damascus against statements he considered heretical. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. To categorize these texts, or similarly the books of Moses or the Romulus and Remus tale, as falsifications would be entirely wrong, as one has to take into consideration ohlug specific literary genre.

Only later could the wealth of stories of this Mohammed fill out the historical deficit. Skip to main content.

Readers’ comments can be found by Google and other search engines. In submitting this comment, the reader accepts the following terms and conditions: Excavated coins that predate Islam and the old inscription in the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem utilize symbols used in a documented Syrian Arabic theology — a theology with Christian roots.


Finally, it karl-jeinz not until the end of the eighth and ninth centuries that Islam formed as a separate religion, and karl-heniz Koran underwent a period of historical development of at least years. It is entirely possible — even when previously historically improvable — that an important preacher was present at the beginning or at another point in the history of the Koran movement.

Low to High Price: Using coins, commemorative building inscriptions, and a rigorous linguistic analysis of the Koran along with Persian and Christian literature from the seventh and kzrl-heinz centuries–when Islam was in its formative stages–five expert contributors attempt a reconstruction of this critical time period.

In this context the name is used as an honorific meaning ‘revered’ or ‘praiseworthy’ and can only refer to Jesus Christ, as Christianity was the predominant religion of the area at this time. The standard histories of Muhammad and the early development of Islam are based on Islamic literature that dates to the ninth and tenth centuries – some two centuries or more after the death of Muhammad in Indeed, evidence from the Koran, finalised at a much later time, shows that its central theological tenets were influenced by a pre-Nicean, Syrian Christianity.

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Can these later documents still be regarded as accurate? Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. On this point the authors break unity, some giving bold, alternative interpretations, others working at the question from detailed, nuanced angles. Please try again later. It is much more the case that religions often arise in that a new assessment is made of the inherited religious conceptions of a tradition.

Provide feedback about this page. Nevertheless, ‘praise’ is normally given to God in liturgy. On the other it is underpinned by detailed study of the textual material which does derive from this era, as karl-hein as careful interpretation of the many written sources which kxrl-heinz available after the beginning of the Abbasid ascendancy.


In the footsteps of Jesus Jesus, born a Jew, spent his days in the region now known as Israel. Newest Most Read Most Comments.

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This is a very appealing solution to the origin of the name ‘Muhammad’ and may actually be correct. However, if Islam during this era did not resemble what we know it as today, what was it?

Such inquiries are forbidden in Muslim theology, which hasn’t yet passed through its Enlightenment. Are you an author? It is possible that some anonymous Arab, working from an original Syriac-Aramaic text, translated ‘barik’ or ‘tubwayhun’ as ‘muhammad’. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

All that is preserved from this time period are a few commemorative building inscriptions and assorted coins. A Way Out of the “Tanglewood”? This is a phase that Islam still has to go through, but it is unavoidable if it doesn’t want to exist in the future only in ghetto-like, closed communities.

Later, it seems as if this Christological predicate lost its reference, so that it appears in the Koran as a frequently mentioned, nameless prophet, which could then be historicized into the form of an Arab prophet.