Is the Grass Greener?

A View from Biblical Studies


  • James Crossley University of Sheffield



Muhammad, Jesus


This response views the Safi-Hughes debate on the "historical Muhammad" from the perspective of debates in biblical studies, particularly the quest for the historical Jesus. The main question raised is this: can the "quest for the historical Muhammad" or the "historical Jesus" ever be freed from theological concerns?

Author Biography

James Crossley, University of Sheffield

James Crossley is a Professor of Bible, Culture and Politics at the University of Sheffield.


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How to Cite

Crossley, J. (2014). Is the Grass Greener? A View from Biblical Studies. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 43(4), 29–33.