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What the Qurʼan meant and why it matters

Author: Garry Wills
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and religious scholar redirects his lifelong focus on Christianity and takes open-minded look at the Qur'an, finding the original meaning of the sacred text and showing numerous parallels between it and the Old and New Testaments. --
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wills, Garry, 1934-
What the Qurʼan meant and why it matters.
New York : Viking, 2017
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garry Wills
ISBN: 9781101981023 1101981024
OCLC Number: 973797705
Description: x, 226 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: My Qurʼan problem --
Part I. Iraq: the cost of ignorance. Secular ignorance --
Religious ignorance --
Fearful ignorance --
Part II. The Qurʼan: searching for knowledge. A desert book --
Conversing with the cosmos --
The perpetual stream of prophets --
Peace to believers --
Zeal (jihad) --
The right path (shariʻah) --
Commerce --
Women: plural marriage --
Women: fighting back --
Women: the veil --
Envoi: Fairness in reading.
Responsibility: Garry Wills.

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and religious scholar redirects his lifelong focus on Christianity and takes open-minded look at the Qur'an, finding the original meaning of the sacred text and showing numerous parallels between it and the Old and New Testaments. --

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