Islamic Hermeneutics in Action
In our Lutheran circles, Islam remains largely a misunderstood religion. That hermeneutics and exegesis are practiced consciously among Muslims with the sacred text of the Qur’an (also spelled Koran) does not seem logical, given their conclusions regarding theology, Christology, and life’s purpose. The truth is that these two practices are as deeply cherished among traditional sunni Muslims as they are among the most conservative and orthodox Christians. This commonality is conducive for dialogue and learning between religions, a compare/contrast conversation that highlights pros and cons to both systems, with the obvious, ultimate goal on our part of bringing the Muslim to faith in Christ as Savior. With Christ as the focus, this thesis aims to outline the major components of Islamic hermeneutics and see how they apply to the doctrine of Jesus Christ.