Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. David Ede
Dr. Rufolf Siebert
Dr. Julia Robinson Harmon
Masters Thesis-Campus Only
The main purpose of this thesis is to study the different approaches to the problem of the conception of the Qur'an held by the Sunni theologians (Mutakallimun). Since its goal is to organize the different historical stages of each school of thought such as the Mu'tazilites and their opponents the Traditionalists, the thesis will highlight the similarities and disagreements in their debates concerning the nature of the Qur' an, and examine how these debates influenced the Muslim creed. In so doing, it will analyze the following three fundamental approaches.
1) The Qur'an as the created word of God.
2) The Qur'an as the uncreated word of God.
3) The mediating view which claims that the Qur'an is neither the created nor uncreated word of God.
Jemaa Troudi, Khaled Ben, "The Conception of the Qur'an: Theological Disputations about the Createdness and the Uncreatedness of the Qur' an in Muslim Theology" (2005). Masters Theses. 3761.