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The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'an (Cambridge Companions to Religion)

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As the living scriptural heritage of more than a billion people, the Qur'an (Koran) speaks with a powerful voice. Just as other scriptural religions, Islam has produced a long tradition of interpretation for its holy book. Nevertheless, efforts to introduce the Qur'an and its intellectual heritage to English-speaking audiences have been hampered by the lack of available resources. The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'an seeks to remedy that situation. In a discerning summation of the field, Jane McAuliffe brings together an international team of scholars to explain its complexities. Comprising fourteen chapters, each devoted to a topic of central importance, the book is rich in historical, linguistic and literary detail, while also reflecting the influence of other disciplines. For both the university student and the general reader, The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'an provides a fascinating entree to a text that has shaped the lives of millions for centuries.

Synopsis:

As the living scriptural heritage of more than a billion people, the Qur'an (Koran) speaks with a powerful voice. Islam has produced a long tradition of interpretation for its holy book. Nevertheless, efforts to introduce the Qur'an to English-speaking audiences have been hampered by the lack of resources. The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'an seeks to remedy that situation. Jane McAuliffe brings together an international team of scholars to explain its complexities and provides an accessible entrée to a text that has shaped the lives of millions for centuries.

Synopsis:

An introduction to the Qur'an (Koran), a text that has guided the lives of millions.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Formation of the Qurànic Text: 1. The historical context Fred M. Donner; 2. Creation of a fixed text Claude Gilliot; 3. Alternative accounts of the Qur'àn's formation Harald Motzki; Part II. Description and Analysis: 4. Themes and topics Daniel A. Madigan; 5. Structural, linguistic and literary features Angelika Neuwirth; 6. Recitation and aesthetic reception William A. Graham and Navid Kermani; Part III. Transmission and Dissemination: 7. From palm leaves to the Internet Fred Leemhuis; 8. Inscriptions in art and architecture Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom; Part IV. Interpretations and Intellectual Traditions: 9. The tasks and traditions of interpretation Jane Dammen Mcauliffe; 10. Multiple areas of influence Alexander Knysh; 11. Western scholarship and the Qur'àn Andrew Rippin; Part V. Contemporary Readings: 12. Women's readings of the Quràn Asma Barlas; 13. Political interpretation of the Qur'àn Stefan Wild; 14. The Quràn and other religions Abdulaziz Sachedina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521539340
Author:
Mcauliffe, Jane Dammens
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
McAuliffe, Jane Dammen
Editor:
McAuliffe, Jane Dammens
Author:
McAuliffe, Jane Dammen
Author:
McAuliffe, Jane Dammens
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Religion
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
332
Dimensions:
8.96x6.08x.86 in. 1.12 lbs.

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