Jochen Katz <jk...@math.gatech.edu> wrote:Nope. This is the same hermeneutic (that important word you ignore)
>When Muhammad put this challenge before the Meccans then
>I hope this is logical.
put forth by "Qur'an Only" people so they may discount "obey the
A Muslim's assumption regarding the Qur'an, as the genre of
>Every criterion for deciding whether a certain textNope and No. Again, that famous Katzian lack of imagination....
>satisfies the challenge must in principle be decidable
>in the same way also by the Meccans to whom this
>challenge originally was given or it doesn't make
>Don't you agree? Or do you opt for a criterion that
For instance, when the prohibition against khamer or wine came down
>and his religion had none of the above. His own Qur'anRight. And as the text moves through time, and thus shows more of
>would have failed your criterion at the time it was
what it really is and different aspects of what it really is-- and
thus what is or would be "like it" people still fail.... it is
harder now to come up with something "like it". They couldn't do it
when it would be easier, they certainly can't do it now.
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