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  • Laying Down the Swordby Philip Jenkins

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Philip Jenkins delivers a fearless examination of the darkand violent verses of the Bible?and a call for us to read them anew in pursuitof a richer, more honest faith. From ?one of America?s best scholars ofreligion? ( The Economist ), this daring exploration of the Scripture?smost difficult passages forces us to confront and accept the violence that... more...

  • The Qur'an in Christian-Muslim Dialogueby Corrie Block

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    Offering an analysis of Christian-Muslim dialogue across four centuries, this book highlights those voices of ecumenical tone which have more often used the Qur?an for drawing the two faiths together rather than pushing them apart, and amplifies the voice of the Qur?an itself. Finding that there is tremendous ecumenical ground between Christianity... more...

  • Shi'i Interpretations of Islamby S. J. Badakhchani

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 47.00

    One of the most prominent Muslim scholars and scientists of the medieval era, Nasir al-Din Tus i (1201-1274) joined the Shi'i Nizari Ismaili community at an early age, soon after completing his education. In the course of his long and distinguished career, first under the patronage of the Ismailis at their fortresses in Persia and subsequently with... more...

  • The Koranby Michael Cook

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    Exploring the significance of the Koran both in the end-of-millennium world and in traditional Muslim culture, Michael Cook provides an account of the Koran as codex, as scripture, as liturgy, and as the embodiment of truth, and examines its means of formation and dissemination. more...

  • Interpreting the Qur'anby Abdullah Saeed

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 42.95

    How is the Qur'an - central to all Muslim societies - to be understood today in order to meet the needs of these societies? Abdullah Saeed, a distinguished Muslim scholar, explores the interpretation of the ethico-legal content of the Qur'an, whilst taking into consideration the changing nature of the modern world. Saeed explores the current debates... more...

  • The Koran Handbookby Nicolas A. Starkovsky

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 45.00

    America’s recent interest in understanding the religious and cultural implications of Islam is evident: more than 15 translations of the Koran have appeared in recent years. But none of them aims at explaining and teaching! Most are presented in a confusi more...

  • The Blackwell Companion to the Qur'anby Andrew Rippin

    Wiley 2008; US$ 225.95

    The Blackwell Companion to the Qur’an is a reader’s guide, a true companion for anyone who wishes to read and understand the Qur’an as a text and as a vital piece of Muslim life. Comprises over 30 original essays by leading scholars Provides exceptionally broad coverage - considering the structure, content and rhetoric of the... more...

  • The QurĈan in its Historical Contextby Gabriel Said Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Providing commentary on the controversial revisionist school of Qur?anic studies, this book explores the origins, scholarship and development of the Qur'an. The collection of articles, each written by a distinguished author, treat very familiar passages of the Qur?an in an original manner, combining thorough philology, historical anthropology, and... more...

  • The Qur'anby Abdullah Saeed

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 36.95

    There is much more to the Qur'an than the selective quotations favoured by Islamic fundamentalists. This book provides a student-friendly guide to the many ways in which the Qur'an can be read. Designed for both Muslims and Western non-Muslim students, it examines the Qur'an in Western scholarship as well as giving an overview of the rich interpretive... more...

  • The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur'anby A. Jeffery

    BRILL 2006; US$ 175.00

    Republication of Arthur Jeffery’s important study, The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur’an , offers a new generation of scholars and students access to this foundational text. Arranged in Arabic alphabetical order, Jeffery’s compendium of philological scholarship remains an indispensable tool for any serious study of Qur’anic semantics. more...