Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2018

288 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780748699063

Bookseller Code (06)

Islam, Christianity and the Realms of the Miraculous

A Comparative Exploration

Ian Richard Netton

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Classical Islamic History and Culture

  • Presents a comparative approach to miracles in Islam and Christianity
  • Uses the non-judgmental lens of an anthropological and phenomenological approach
  • Organised around five groups of miracles: food, water, blood, wood and stone, and cosmology
  • Case studies include miraculous feeding miracles in Islam and Christianity; Lourdes and healing; Zamzam and healing; the miracle of Bolsena; the Passion of Al-Hallaj; the Ark of Gilgamesh and Noah/Nuh; the miracle of the sun at Fatima; and the splitting of the moon in the Qur'an