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It seems like the crux of the matter isn't whether or not a source is considered authoritative, but rather for whom. Nicene Christians (the vast majority of us) consider the 66 - 73 books of Scripture to be canonical, and nothing else. Gnostic Gospels, the Book of Mormon, and the Qu'ran just simply aren't for Nicene Christians. If the questioner wants a "...


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More than anything, this was an oversight on our end. As David Startton surmised, child-meta sites (sites that have an attached parent Q&Q site - such as this meta site, meta Stack Overflow, meta Writers and so on - which excludes Meta Stack Exchange, as it doesn't have a parent Q&A site) do not have their own privileges, given that both reputation ...


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My inclination to use the Quran as a source for the historical life of Christ is to equate it with the Gnostic gospels. Most historians agree that the Gnostic gospels were written centuries after the events they claim to be about. I am not familiar with the Quran, but if it also says something about the historical life of Jesus (not just sayings or parables)...


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My first instinct is to say no since the Qu'ran is clearly derivative of the Christian account of Jesus. I would be very skeptical of an answer on History.SE that used the Qu'ran as a source for the life of Jesus. My second instinct is to say maybe. I'm sure there are Christians out there who consider the Qu'ran to be on equal footing with the New ...


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For the most part, I think our FAQ questions are pretty good. That said, I'm inclined to remove a couple and add a few. I'd remove: Pastoral Advice Questions More of a policy discussion than a true FAQ. This and this provide clearer instructions and explanations. What is “mainstream Christianity”? This could be edited into shape, but I think this other ...


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In addition to Nathaniel's suggestions, I also suggest adding the faq tag to the following: Christianity.SE vs. Survivor One or both of the following: Christianity.SE 's experts are Christians, not scientists Are questions on a Creationist explanation for scientific observation on topic here? One or both of the following: The role of the non-...


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Chat and meta serve quite different purposes and as with different tools you can sometimes use them for something that they aren't quite designed for, but it will do the trick anyways. Generally we use chat for discussion, it provides an outlet that is not present in the stricter context of the main site and only slightly looser context of meta. So it ...


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It can on Islam.se. But here, where Christian perspectives are expected, no. The Quaran is not recognized as authoritative in Christianity. This is a site for teaching what Christianity (or some subset of Christianity) teaches on a subject. Unless you can find a Christian denomination that holds that the Quran is authoritative, it is not considered ...


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