A journal of academic theology

The Qur’an and the Doctrine of Private Revelation: A Theological Proposal

The article argues that the Catholic category of “private revelation” in concert with the Church’s ecclesial documents, theological reflections, and spiritual practices allows the Qur’an in principle to be considered revelatory. After reviewing recent dogmatic developments on revelation and religious pluralism, the article discusses the theology that undergirds the Catholic understanding of private revelation and finally applies the language of private revelation to Muhammad’s experience in Mecca and Medina.

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