Quran and Gospel of Luke: Term Paper

Total Length: 754 words ( 3 double-spaced pages)

Total Sources: -2

Page 1 of 3

.. therefore the child to be born will be called holy" (Luke 1:34). In the corresponding story within the Qur'an, "She said: 'How can I have a son, O Lord, when no man has touched me?' He said: 'That is how God creates what He wills... And he will be Apostle to the children of Israel" (3:47-49). In this case, the books tell the same story. However, even in the areas where the story does not overlap, both books focus on the glorification of prophets and God / Allah through stories and exclamations of their greatness.

Despite the similarities in their stories, the Qur'an and the Gospel of Luke are both written for those who are already devoted followers of their respective religions. The Gospel of Luke begins by offering the author's intentions: "it seemed good to me... To write an orderly account for you... that you may know the truth concerning the things of which you have been informed" (1:3-4). This implies that the reader, already knowledgeable of the story of Jesus, should read Luke's Gospel to learn the details and the author's explanations.
The Qur'an also offers guidance to believers, rather than offering an argument for those who are uninformed of its purpose. In Surah 2:2, the Qur'an explains: "This is the Book free of doubt and involution, a guidance for those who preserve themselves from evil and follow the straight path." Both books, then, have the same purpose: preaching to the converted.

Despite their differences in audience and spiritual focus, the Qur'an and the Gospel of Luke are indeed quite similar. As explained, the use of narrative storytelling to show the historical and spiritual importance of the passages in each book is similar. This narrative style not only reads the same, but actually tells many of the same stories, despite different religious focus. Finally, both books also assume that readers are not new to the religion, instead focusing on exploring the glory of God, Allah, and Jesus.

Works Cited

Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. Revised Standard Version. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1952.

The Qur'an. Trans. Ahmed….....

Have Any Questions? Our Expert Writers Can Answer!

Need Help Writing Your Essay?