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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Relating the Muslim understanding of Moses in the Qur'an to the Epic of Gilgamesh, Alexander Romances, Aramaic Targums, Rabbinic Bible exegesis, and folklore from the ancient and medieval Mediterranean, this book shows how Muslim scholars authorize and identify themselves through allusions to the Bible and Jewish tradition. Exegesis of Qur'an 18:60-82... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
Despite being revered as the Holy Book by Muslims throughout the world, the Koran is the least known and least understood in the West of all the great religious books. In this volume A J Arberry examines this paradox and explains the qualities of the Koran which have made it acceptable to so many people. The selections have been chosen and arranged... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2003; US$ 14.95
Writer and spiritual director Maggie Oman Shannon has long believed that we all yearn for a spiritual connection to a higher power. In One God, Shared Hope she presents twenty principles shared by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and provides passages from each religion's holy scriptures to illustrate their commonalties. One God, Shared Hope... more...
- Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 5.99
Few books in history are as poorly read or understood as the Qur'an. Sent down in a series of revelations to the Prophet Muhammad, it is regarded by the faithful as the unmediated word of Allah. It is revered by Muslims throughout the world, it inspires unparalleled levels of devotion, passion, fear and, sometimes, incomprehension. In this book,... more...
- Saqi 2013; US$ 11.99
The prevailing belief among Muslims is that, because the Qur'an is the Word of God and God is eternal, it follows that His Word is also eternal. The belief is based on the postulate that the Word of God must be of the same nature as God Himself. Mahmoud Hussein refutes this by showing that it contradicts the very teachings of the Qur'an. Whereas God... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 139.95
This work argues that a link between the modern consciousness of woman and the Quranic discourse can be established only by revealing the historical continuity in the language formation in the image of woman. A resource for addressing this issue can be found in the discussion of modern hermeneutics. The central theme of modern hermeneutics is... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 26.49
In this book, renowned Islamic scholar Angelika Neuwirth presents key features of her course on ?The Koran as a Text of Late Antiquity.? The work transcends polarizing analyses and well-intentioned but superficial attempts to show commonalities, presenting instead the unique elements of the Koran while showing how it emerges from a common... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
What is happening in Islam is of concern to more than Muslims. The Qur?an is the prime possession of Muslims: how then, are they reading and understanding their sacred Book today? This volume, originally published in 1985, examines eight writers from India, Egypt, Iran and Senegal. Their way with the Qur?an indicates how some in Islam respond to the... more...