Functional Analysis for the Distortion Category in Human Life by Evaluating the Quran and the Testaments Texts(مقاله علمی وزارت علوم)
منبع: pure life, Volume ۸, Issue ۲۷, Summer ۲۰۲۱ 121 - 157
Throughout history, distortion of religious texts and sources has always been the tool of authoritarian rulers and those in power and wealth, who used it to achieve their goals and in order to keep people in ignorance, and this distortion continues to today in human life. Therefore, addressing the issue of distortion of religious texts in the Abrahamic religions (Islam, Judaism, Christianity) is an important issue that shows how authentic these texts are and can be referred to them. Due to this necessity of discussion, in the present study, an attempt was made with a qualitative approach such as Document review and content analysis and given its role in human life, to explain and examine the issue of distortion in the Abrahamic religions, explain the reasons that prove that the Quran is far from distorted. The research findings indicated that distortion in the Holy Quran is not verbal possible; but in terms of spiritual, interpretation and esoteric interpretation of the Quran, like any other text, it is possible; at the same time, the issue of distortion in the Testaments refers to a further issue, given the human manipulation of sacred texts and the type of access to sacred texts. Accordingly, in the Testaments, forgery must be considered, and the issue is raised beyond distortion. The signs is that the original Torah and the Bible were manipulated by humans and throughout human life.