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The Qur'an: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)

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Few books in history have been as important or as poorly understood as the Qur'an. Sent down in a series of revelations to the Prophet Muhammad, the Qur'an is the unmediated word of Allah: a ritual, political, and legal authority, an ethical and spiritual guide, and a literary masterpiece. It is revered by Muslims throughout the world, in whom it inspires devotion, passion, fear, and sometimes incomprehension.

In this book, one of the launch titles in the Atlantic Monthly Press's Books That Changed the World series, distinguished historian of religion Bruce Lawrence shows precisely how the Qur'an is Islam. He describes the origins of the faith and assesses its tremendous influence on today's societies and politics. Above all, Lawrence emphasizes that the Qur'an is a sacred book of signs that has no single message. It is a book that demands interpretation and one that can be properly understood only through its history. Lawrence's work is a beautifully written and, in these increasingly troubled times, invaluable introduction to and exploration of the core sacred text of Islam.

Synopsis:

Few books in history have been as poorly understood as the Qur'an. Sent down in a series of revelations to the Prophet Muhammad, the Qur'an is the unmediated word of Allah, a ritual, political, and legal authority, an ethical and spiritual guide, and a literary masterpiece.

Synopsis:

Written by a distinguished historian of religions, this RbiographyS of the Qur'an is an invaluable introduction to and exploration of the core sacred text of Islam. Unabridged. 5 CDs.

Synopsis:

In this unusual biography, Bruce Lawrence presents a fascinating and invaluable exploration of The Qur'an, an important yet poorly understood book that changed and continues to change the world.

About the Author

Bruce Lawrence is a professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University and the author of six books, including Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence and Defenders of God.
Narrator Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has recorded more than 350 audiobooks including novels by Clive Cussler and Tom Glancy. He recently was named one of Smart Money's Top Ten Golden Voices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400103874
Author:
Lawrence, Bruce
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Prichard, Michael
Read:
Prichard, Michael
Author:
Prichard, Michael
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Islam -- History.
Subject:
Islam - Koran & Sacred Writings
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Koran
Subject:
Islam-Quran
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Series:
Books That Changed the World
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.3 lb
Media Run Time:
300

Related Subjects

Religion » Eastern Religions » Quran and Koran
Religion » Islam » History
Religion » Islam » Quran

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Few books in history have been as poorly understood as the Qur'an. Sent down in a series of revelations to the Prophet Muhammad, the Qur'an is the unmediated word of Allah, a ritual, political, and legal authority, an ethical and spiritual guide, and a literary masterpiece.
"Synopsis" by , Written by a distinguished historian of religions, this RbiographyS of the Qur'an is an invaluable introduction to and exploration of the core sacred text of Islam. Unabridged. 5 CDs.
"Synopsis" by , In this unusual biography, Bruce Lawrence presents a fascinating and invaluable exploration of The Qur'an, an important yet poorly understood book that changed and continues to change the world.
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