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The Qur'an

A Historical-Critical Introduction

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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.

Product code: 9780748695768

ISBN 9780748695768
No. Of Pages 256
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
This comprehensive introduction to the basic methods and current state of historical-critical Qur anic scholarship covers all of the field s major questions, giving readers the tools needed to work with and understand this vital but complex text.