The Qur'an and its biblical subtext (Book, 2010) []
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The Qur'an and its biblical subtext

The Qur'an and its biblical subtext

Author: Gabriel Said Reynolds
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Routledge studies in the Qurʼān.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Traditionally the Qur'an has been interpreted through medieval commentaries shaped by the biography of the prophet Muhammad. This book presents the Muslim holy book in light of its conversation with  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Controversial literature
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel Said Reynolds
ISBN: 9780415778930 041577893X 9780203856451 0203856457 9780415524247 0415524245
OCLC Number: 436358419
Description: 304 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Listening to the text --
The crisis of quranic studies --
The scholarly conflict over the Qur'an --
The method and goal of the present work --
Excursus: Regarding the dates of Jewish and Christian texts --
Quranic case studies --
The prostration of the angels --
Al-Shayan al-Rajim --
Adam and feathers --
Abraham the gentile monotheist --
The laughter of Abraham's wife --
Haman and the tower to heaven --
The transformation of Jews --
Jonah and his people --
The nativity of Mary --
Our hearts are uncircumcised --
Do not think those who were killed in the path of God dead --
The companions of the cave --
Muhammad --
Qur'an and Tafsir --
Exegetical devices --
Historicization --
Occasion of revelation --
Variae lectiones (Qiraat) --
Takhir al-Muqaddam --
Judaeo-Christian traditions --
The mufassirun --
Tafsir and Qur'an --
Reading the Qur'an as homily --
The problem of translating the Qur'an --
Homiletic features of the Qur'an --
The Qur'an and Christian homily --
The Qur'an and its biblical subtext.
Series Title: Routledge studies in the Qurʼān.
Responsibility: Gabriel Said Reynolds.


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"This is a serious and well-argued book, it presents a powerful thesis which if it is true will have important implications for how we study the Qur'an. It is consistent throughout and the author's Read more...

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