The Cambridge Companion to Qur'an

By: Jane Dammen McAuliffe (ed.)

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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 entrée to a text that has shaped the lives of millions for centuries. • An authoritative and comprehensive guide to the Qur’an for students and general readers • Contributions from internationally renowned scholars in the field • Lavishly illustrated and accessibly composed 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. Printed Pages: 348 with 14 half-tones.

Title: The Cambridge Companion to Qur'an

Author Name: Jane Dammen McAuliffe (ed.)

Categories: Islam, Religion,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2006

ISBN: 0521831601

ISBN 13: 9780521831604

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 228 x 152 Mm

Seller ID: 018608

Keywords: Qur'an Islam Religion