THE BLACKWELL COMPANION TO THE QUR'AN
Edited by Andrew Rippin
"This substantial volume, consisting of 30 original essays on the Qur'an by leading authorities in the field, is undoubtedly the best single-volume introduction to Islam's sacred text currently available in English... The editor has done a superb job in putting together a volume...that will serve the needs of a serious reading public, and also constiture an ideal text for introductory courses on the Qur'an at the university and college level. Essential." Choice
"Rippin has kept his feet on the ground with this impressive collection of some 30 analyses of contemporary - mainly exegetical - issues associated with Qur'anic studies." Reference Reviews
The Blackwell Companion to the Qur'an is the ideal resource for anyone who wishes to read and understand the Qur'an as a text and as a vital piece of Muslim life. The volume is divided into accessible sections, including an initial orientation to the text for the first-time reader. Topics covered include:
The structure of the Qur'an, and why it looks the way it does
The content of the Qur'an and what the text is about
The rhetoric of the Qur'an and how it conveys its message
How Muslims have interpreted the text
The place of the Qur'an in the religion of Islam
The manifestation of the Qur'an in the world
About The Author:
Andrew Rippin is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Professor of Islamic History at the University of Victoria, Canada. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2006.
Table Of Contents:1Introducing32Discovering183Contextualizing364Linguistic structure535Patterns of address736Language887Poetry and language1078Foreign vocabulary1209Structure and the emergence of community14010Sacrality and collection15911Written transmission17212Context : Muhammad18713Context : 'Umar b. al-Khattab20514God22315Prophets and prophethood23416Moses24817Argumentation26618Knowing and thinking28219Sex, sexuality, and the family29820Jihad30821Hermeneutics : al-Tha'labi32322Stories of the prophets33823Sufism35024Rumi36225Twelver Shi'i Ta'wil37326Isma'ili Ta'wil38627Exegetical sciences40328Theology42029Jurisprudence43430Contemporary ethical issues45031Narrative literature46732Recitation481
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|Book:||The Blackwell Companion To The Qur'an|
|Publisher:||Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated|
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