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The Qur'an : a historical-critical introduction

Author: Nicolai Sinai
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: New Edinburgh Islamic surveys.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive introduction to the basic methods and current state of historical-critical Qur'anic scholarship covers all of the field's major questions, such as: Where and when did the Qur'an emerge? How do Qur'anic surahs function as literary compositions? How do the Qur'an's main themes and ideas relate to and transform earlier Jewish and Christian traditions? Reading this book gives you the tools needed to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolai Sinai
ISBN: 9780748695768 0748695761 9780748695775 074869577X
OCLC Number: 986846310
Description: viii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Background. Some basic features of the Qur'an --
Muhammad and the Qur'an --
The Qur'anic milieu --
Method. Literary coherence and secondary revision --
Inner-Qur'anic chronology --
Intertextuality --
A diachronic survey of the Qur'anic proclamations. The Meccan surahs --
The Medianan surahs.
Series Title: New Edinburgh Islamic surveys.
Responsibility: Nicolai Sinai.

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