— 3-4 pages, double spaced
— indented paragraphs
— work cited page that correctly cites the Bible, the Qur’an, and or the Norton anthology in MLA format
in class, we discussed how the New Testament and the Qur’an, if viewed as literature and not the “Word of God/Allah”, are reactionary texts. Of course, what they are reacting to is the present practices of Jews and Christians. Write an essay that show how both the new testament and the Qur’an revise and/ or reinterpret stories, teaching, or practices from texts that preceded them. In this essay, I am looking for specific examples and references to book, passages, suras, ayahs, etc.
this essay should demonstrate a clear understanding of both texts and the impact they had not only on previous beliefs but of the culture of which they become a part
possibly compare and contrast stories in both texts that were modified or retold
possibly consider how the text may have established or redefined central characters
possibly consider how each text redefined central beliefs to religions that preceded them, i.e, the role of charcters such as Moses, David, Abraham, Israel , Mary, and/or Jesus.
possibly consider how each redefines the role of God/ Allah and his relationship with humanity.