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How to Read the Qur'an

Carl W. Ernst

Published by Edinburgh University Press
ISBN 10: 0748650709 / ISBN 13: 9780748650705
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Title: How to Read the Qur'an

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

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2012. Paperback. A compact introduction and reader's guide to the Qur'an. Num Pages: 288 pages, 8 black & white illustrations, 2 charts, 8 b+w photographs; 2 charts. BIC Classification: HRHS. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 158 x 234 x 16. Weight in Grams: 450. A New Guide, with Select Translations. 288 pages, 8 black & white illustrations, 2 charts, 8 b+w photographs; 2 charts. A compact introduction and reader's guide to the Qur'an. Cateogry: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). BIC Classification: HRHS. Dimension: 158 x 234 x 16. Weight: 446. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780748650705

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Synopsis: 'Outstanding, timely and much needed.' Amir Hussain, Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University 'A very well-written, remarkably accessible, timely and important book. It is sure to be read widely.' Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Robert H. Niehaus '77 Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Religion, Princeton University A compact introduction and reader's guide to the Qur'an This is an ideal introduction to the Qur'an, featuring the most up-to-date methods for reading and understanding the text. It deals with sensitive issues regarding the interpretation of sacred texts as well as differing points of view and major debates. A substantial explanatory introduction summarises the historical and literary issues and engages with the religious and political context of understanding the Qur'an today, including an appreciation of the ritual and oral uses of text. Key Features: * Includes new translations of 725 Qur'anic verses * Promotes an understanding of multiple interpretations of the Qur'an * Designed for use on introductory courses and for self-study Keywords: Qur'an; sacred; translation; text.

From the Inside Flap: This book offers a compact introduction and reader's guide for anyone, non-Muslim or Muslim, who wants to know how to approach, read, and understand the text of the Qur'an. Using a chronological reading of the text according to the conclusions of modern scholarship, Ernst offers a nontheological approach that treats the Qur'an as a historical text that unfolded over time, in dialogue with its audience, during the career of the Prophet Muhammad.

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