The Qur'an: Style and Contents (Formation of the Classical Islamic World No. 24)

The Qur'an: Style and Contents (Formation of the Classical Islamic World No. 24)

By: Andrew Rippin (editor)Hardback

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"The Qur'an: Style and Contents" reveals the variety of approaches followed within the study of the text. From Noldeke's examination of style through Arkoun's project for the future, these statements reflect the historical development of the discipline, whilst providing overviews of key elements for the understanding of the Qur'an. This volume is one of two edited by Andrew Rippin, both of which are designed to complement one another, and to comprehend the principle trends on modern scholarship on the Qur'an. Boht volumes are provided with an introduction by the editor, analyzing this scholarship, and providing references for further study.

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Contents

Islam and the Qumran Sect, Chaim Rabin; Jesus and Mary in the Qur'an - some neglected affinities, Neal Robinson; the theology of separation and the theology of community - a study of the prophetic career of Moses according to the Qur'an, M. Causse; "and become ye accursed apes", Ilse Lichtenstaedter; what did Muhammad mean when he called his religion Islam? the original meaning of "aslama" and its derivatives, D.Z.H. Baneth; towards a periodization of earliest Islam according to its relations with other religions, Jacques Waarenburg; Qur'anic "Siggil" and Aramaic "Sygl", Fred Leemhuis; two notes, Michael B. Schub; a prophet and more than a prophet? some observations on the Qur'anic use of the terms "prophet" and "apostle", W.A. Bijlefeld; the earliest meaning of Qur'an, William A. Graham; the Qur'anic view of youth and old age, Thomas J. O'Shaughnessy; the divine name "al-Rahman" in the Qur'an, Jacques Jomier; "Saj'" in the Qur'an - prosody and structure, Devin J. Stewart; some notes on the distinctive linguistic and literary character of the Qur'an, Angelika Neuwirth; the beginnings of Muhammad's religious activity, Richard Bell; Abu Lahab and Sura CXI, Uri Rubin; simple negative remarks on the vocabulary of the Qur'an, Robert Brunschwig; intoduction -an assessment of and perspective on the study of the Qur'an, Mohammed Arkoun; sound, spirit and gender in "Surat al-qdar", Michael Sells; the apocalypse of Islam, Norman O. Brown; method against truth - orientalism and Qur'anic studies, S. Parvez Manzoor.

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/10/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780860787006
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780860787006
  • ISBN10: 0860787001

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