why do muslims learn the quran by memory? Which is that only a muslim thing and not a christian thing? I guess it is easier to memorize short veres like the quran has instead of a whole story right
>>10242407>why do muslims learn the quran by memory?Because that's how it was from the start. They only started having trouble when most of the people who could recite the Quran died from wars. The manuscripts that were written in rocks, leather, or leaves were only there to aid people in reciting it, not to record it.
>>10242417>Because that's how it was from the startWell wasnt it the same of christianity? In the beginning it only was oral
>>10242432No. The earliest manuscripts were the Pauline epistles who was written some time after Jesus' death.
>>10242639No, the Gospels have been oral tradition for multiple years.
>>10242639>who was writtenwhich were written, I mean the epistles>>10242649There is no proof of that.
>>10242407Because writing is for virgin city dwellers and oral traditions are for steppe Chads.
>>10242649Oh, so I take it you've made some history-changing discovery to back up your claim, but you've chosen to hide it from the rest of the world? Go on, do tell.
>>10242713Modern scholars[who?] have concluded that the Canonical Gospels went through four stages in their formation:The first stage was oral, and included various stories about Jesus such as healing the sick, or debating with opponents, as well as parables and teachings.In the second stage, the oral traditions began to be written down[by whom?] in collections (collections of miracles, collections of sayings, etc.), while the oral traditions continued to circulateIn the third stage, early Christians began combining the written collections and oral traditions into what might be called "proto-gospels" – hence Luke's reference to the existence of "many" earlier narratives about JesusIn the fourth stage, the authors of our four Gospels drew on these proto-gospels, collections, and still-circulating oral traditions to produce the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.are you stupid or what