The Qur an in Its Historical Context

The Qur   an in Its Historical Context

Providing commentary on the controversial revisionist school of Qur’anic studies, this book explores the origins, scholarship and development of the Qur'an.

Author: Gabriel Said Reynolds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134109456

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Providing commentary on the controversial revisionist school of Qur’anic studies, this book explores the origins, scholarship and development of the Qur'an. The collection of articles, each written by a distinguished author, treat very familiar passages of the Qur’an in an original manner, combining thorough philology, historical anthropology, and cultural history. This book addresses in a critical fashion the hottest issues in recent works on the Quran. Among other things, the contributors analyze the controversial theories of Luxenberg regarding Syriac and the Quran, and in particular his argument that the term Hur refers not to virgins but to grapes.
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New Perspectives on the Qur an

New Perspectives on the Qur an

This book continues the work of The Qur’ān in its Historical Context, in which an international group of scholars address an expanded range of topics on the Qur’ān and its origins, looking beyond medieval Islamic traditions to present ...

Author: Gabriel Said Reynolds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136700781

Category: Religion

Page: 560

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This book continues the work of The Qur’ān in its Historical Context, in which an international group of scholars address an expanded range of topics on the Qur’ān and its origins, looking beyond medieval Islamic traditions to present the Qur’ān’s own conversation with the religions and literatures of its day. Particular attention is paid to recent debates and controversies in the field, and to uncovering the Qur’ān’s relationship with Judaism and Christianity. After a foreword by Abdolkarim Soroush, chapters by renowned experts cover: method in Qur'ānic Studies analysis of material evidence, including inscriptions and ancient manuscripts, for what they show of the Qur'ān’s origins the language of the Qur'ān and proposed ways to emend our reading of the Qur'ān how our knowledge of the religious groups at the time of the Qur'ān’s emergence might contribute to a better understanding of the text the Qur'ān’s conversation with Biblical literature and traditions that challenge the standard understanding of the holy book. This debate of recent controversial proposals for new interpretations of the Qur'ān will shed new light on the Qur’anic passages that have been shrouded in mystery and debate. As such, it will be a valuable reference for scholars of Islam, the Qur’an, Christian-Muslim relations and the Middle East.
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The Qur n in Its Historical Context

The Qur    n in Its Historical Context

Mechanisms of Transmission into the Ethiopic (Ge-ez) Bible and the Quråanic Text / Manfred Kropp -- Nascent Islam in the Seventh Century Syriac Sources / Abdul-Massih Saadi -- Notes on Medieval and Modern Emendations of the Quråan / Devin ...

Author: Gabriel Said Reynolds

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415428996

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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Introduction: Quråanic Studies and Its Controversies / Gabriel Said Reynolds -- The Quråan in Recent Scholarship: Challenges and Disiderata / Fred M. Donner -- Epigraphy and the Linguistic Background to the Quråan / Robert Hoyland -- Recent Research on the Construction of the Quråan / Gerhard Bowering -- Reconsidering the Authorship of the Quråan: Is the Quråan Partly the Fruit of a Progressive and Collective Work? / Claude Gilliot -- Christian Lore and the Arabic Quråan: the "Companions of the Cave" in Surat al-Kahf and in Syriac Christian Tradition / Sidney Griffith -- The Theological Christian Influence on the Quråan: a Reflection / Samir Khalil Samir -- Mary in the Quråan: a Reexamination of Her Presentation / Suleiman A. Mourad -- The Alexander Legend in the Quråan 18:83-102 / Kevin Van Bladel -- Beyond Single Words: Maida - Shaytan - jibt and taghut. Mechanisms of Transmission into the Ethiopic (Ge-ez) Bible and the Quråanic Text / Manfred Kropp -- Nascent Islam in the Seventh Century Syriac Sources / Abdul-Massih Saadi -- Notes on Medieval and Modern Emendations of the Quråan / Devin J. Stewart -- Syriac in the Quråan: Classical Muslim Theories / Andrew Rippin.
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The Qur an and Its Biblical Subtext

The Qur an and Its Biblical Subtext

Räisänen, H. Das koranische Jesusbild: Ein Beitrag zur Theologie des Korans. ... The Qur”An in Its Historical Context. London: Routledge, 2007. Reynolds, G.S. “Qur'anic studies and its controversies.” In G.S. Reynolds (ed.) ...

Author: Gabriel Said Reynolds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135150204

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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This book challenges the dominant scholarly notion that the Qur’ān must be interpreted through the medieval commentaries shaped by the biography of the prophet Muhammad, arguing instead that the text is best read in light of Christian and Jewish scripture. The Qur’ān, in its use of allusions, depends on the Biblical knowledge of its audience. However, medieval Muslim commentators, working in a context of religious rivalry, developed stories that separate Qur’ān and Bible, which this book brings back together. In a series of studies involving the devil, Adam, Abraham, Jonah, Mary, and Muhammad among others, Reynolds shows how modern translators of the Qur’ān have followed medieval Muslim commentary and demonstrates how an appreciation of the Qur’ān’s Biblical subtext uncovers the richness of the Qur’ān’s discourse. Presenting unique interpretations of 13 different sections of the Qur’ān based on studies of earlier Jewish and Christian literature, the author substantially re-evaluates Muslim exegetical literature. Thus The Qur’ān and Its Biblical Subtext, a work based on a profound regard for the Qur’ān’s literary structure and rhetorical strategy, poses a substantial challenge to the standard scholarship of Qur’ānic Studies. With an approach that bridges early Christian history and Islamic origins, the book will appeal not only to students of the Qur’an but of the Bible, religious studies and Islamic history.
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The Qur an

The Qur an

How do the Qur'an's main themes and ideas relate to and transform earlier Jewish and Christian traditions? Reading this book gives you the tools needed to work with and understand this vital but complex text.

Author: Nicolai Sinai

Publisher:

ISBN: 074869577X

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Page: 224

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The Qur'an represents both Islam's historical point of origin and its scriptural foundation, inaugurating a new religion and, ultimately, a new civilisation. Yet the text itself can be difficult to understand, and the scholarship devoted to it is often highly technical. This comprehensive introduction to the basic methods and current state of historical-critical Qur'anic scholarship covers all of the field's major questions, such as: Where and when did the Qur'an emerge? How do Qur'anic surahs function as literary compositions? How do the Qur'an's main themes and ideas relate to and transform earlier Jewish and Christian traditions? Reading this book will give you the tools needed to work with and understand this vital but complex text.
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Structural Dividers in the Qur an

Structural Dividers in the Qur an

Nicolai Sinai discusses Qur'anic chronology in idem, “The Qur'an as Process,” in The Qurʾān in Context: Historical and Literary Investigations into the Qurʾānic Milieu, ed. Angelika Neuwirth, Nicolai Sinai, and Michael Marx (Leiden: ...

Author: Marianna Klar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000210668

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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This volume showcases a wide range of contemporary approaches to the identification of literary structures within Qur’anic surahs. Recent academic studies of the Qur’an have taken an increasing interest in the concept of the surah as a unity and, with it, the division of complete surahs into consecutive sections or parts. Part One presents a series of case studies focussing on individual Qur’anic surahs. Nevin Reda analyzes the structure of Sūrat Āl ʿImrān (Q 3), Holger Zellentin looks at competing structures within Sūrat al-ʿAlaq (Q 96), and A.H. Mathias Zahniser provides an exploration of the ring structures that open Sūrat Maryam (Q 19). Part Two then focusses on three discrete aspects of the text. Nora K. Schmid assesses the changing structural function of oaths, Marianna Klar evaluates how rhythm, rhyme, and morphological parallelisms combine in order to produce texture and cohesion, while Salwa El-Awa considers the structural impact of connectives and other discourse markers with specific reference to Sūrat Ṭāhā (Q 20). The final section of the volume juxtaposes contrasting attitudes to the discernment of diachronic seams. Devin Stewart examines surah-medial oracular oaths, Muhammad Abdel Haleem questions a range of instances where suggestions of disjointedness have historically been raised, and Nicolai Sinai explores the presence of redactional layers within Sūrat al-Nisāʾ (Q 4) and Sūrat al-Māʾidah (Q 5). Bringing a combination of different approaches to Qur’an structure into a single book, written by well-established and emerging voices in Qur’anic studies, the work will be an invaluable resource to academics researching Islam, religious studies, and languages and literatures in general.
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The Arabian Nights in Historical Context

The Arabian Nights in Historical Context

Beginning with a thorough introduction situating The Arabian Nights in its historical and cultural contexts-and offering a fresh examination of the text's multiple locations in the long history of modern Orientalism—this collection of ...

Author: Saree Makdisi

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191564963

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Alf layla wa layla (known in English as A Thousand and One Nights or The Arabian Nights) changed the world on a scale unrivalled by any other literary text. Inspired by a fourteenth-century Syrian manuscript, the appearance of Antoine Galland's twelve-volume Mille et Une Nuits in English translation (1704-1717), closely followed by the Grub Street English edition, drew the text into European circulation. Over the following three hundred years, a widely heterogeneous series of editions, compilations, translations, and variations circled the globe to reveal the absorption of The Arabian Nights into English, Continental, and global literatures, and its transformative return to modern Arabic literature, where it now enjoys a degree of prominence that it had never attained during the classical period. Beginning with a thorough introduction situating The Arabian Nights in its historical and cultural contexts-and offering a fresh examination of the text's multiple locations in the long history of modern Orientalism—this collection of essays by noted scholars from 'East', 'West', and in-between reassesses the influence of the Nights in Enlightenment and Romantic literature, as well as the text's vigorous after-life in the contemporary Arabic novel.
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The Story of the Qur an

The Story of the Qur an

This book will enlighten and engage the novice reader as well as those already familiar with the Qur'an. I recommend it as an excellent companion to the study of Islam or the Qur'an itself.

Author: Ingrid Mattson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470673492

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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This popular introduction by a well-known Islamic scholar has been updated and expanded, offering a balanced portrayal of the Qur’an and its place in historic and contemporary Muslim society. Features new sections on the Qur’an and its relationship to democracy, science, human rights, and the role of women Contains expanded sections on the Qur’an in the life cycle of Muslims, and in Islamic ethics and law Incorporates additional images and student features, including a glossary. Supported by an accompanying website (available on publication) hosting a range of additional material, including student resources, links to important websites, news stories, and more This title is also available as an eTextbook on the CourseSmart platform, as a Wiley Desktop Edition, or via your preferred eTextbook vendor; eTextbooks offer convenience, enhanced electronic functionality, and flexible pricing options – learn more at www.wiley.com/college/wileyflex
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The Qur n

The Qur    n

Jomier , J. The Great Themes of the Qur'an . ... The Qur'ān in Context : Historical and Literary Investigations into the Qur'anic Milieu . ... New Perspectives on the Qur'ān : The Qur'ān in Its Historical Context 2.

Author: Arthur J. Droge

Publisher: Equinox Publishing

ISBN: UCSD:31822038952503

Category: Religion

Page: 488

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This new edition of the Qur'an is specifically designed to meet the needs of students of religion, and provides them with a one-volume resource comparable to what is available for the Jewish and Christian scriptures. The meticulously crafted translation affords readers not only a better sense of what the Qur'an says, but how it says it, in a rendition that strives to remain faithful to the way it was originally expressed. Accompanying the translation is an extensive set of annotations. These are keyed to the text for ready reference, and divided according to their boldface topical headings at the bottom of each page. The annotations offer a wealth of linguistic and historical detail to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the text. They also contain abundant references to parallel passages within the Qur'an, as well as comparatively among the scriptures of Judaism and Christianity. With an introduction, set of maps, timeline, guide to further reading, and comprehensive index, this is the edition of the Qur'an all students of religion beginning as well as advanced will want to possess for their exploration of Islam s central text. Praise for this volume: 'The major benefit of this meticulously crafted translation is its extensive set of intratextual and intertextual references. The former cover all the major terms used in the Qur'an, providing the Arabic original word in a footnote, with usages, whether parallel or variant, from other Qur'anic chapters. The latter display an intimate engagement with both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, as well as a range of secondary literature that can be seen to supplement brief or cryptic Qur'anic references. Both sets of references make this an indispensable companion or guide book for reading, engaging and studying the Qur'an. A further, attractive feature of Droge's annotations is the highlighting of subsets or pericopes of each chapter in the footnotes; the reader, by glancing through these bold highlighted passages, can quickly surmise what are the chief elements, as also their relationship, within each chapter. Even the most seasoned scholar, and the most devout Muslim, will learn from Droge's annotated translation. It is a treasure trove of both familiar and novel elements of the Noble Book. In sum, Arthur Droge is to be commended for the extraordinary Herculean effort.' Bruce B. Lawrence, Duke University 'At long last, a version of the Qur'an that is willing to introduce the reader to the complexities of the historical formation and secular interpretation of this important text. Droge is to be congratulated for making accessible to the student of religious studies a critical apparatus, something that is all too often ignored in other translations.' Aaron Hughes, University of Buffalo 'Several new translations of the Qur'an have appeared over the past 20 years or so. None, however, have attempted the depth and breadth of annotation of the entire text that Droge's work provides. Readers coming to the Qur'an with a desire to compare the scripture to the Biblical text will especially find the extensive citation of parallel passages to be of interest. Droge has provided lucid explanations of unclear passages and significant variant readings, making the ambiguities and challenges of the Qur'an open to all curious readers.' Andrew Rippin, University of Victoria
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Memories and Meanings

Memories and Meanings

In his lectures , Iqbal refers with insight to the difference of intended implications in the respective versions of the story of the Fall of Adam in the Bible and the Qur'an . By placing the Quran in its historical context alone will ...

Author: Daud Rahbar

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000000912241

Category: Biography

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