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Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

Series Editor: Andrew Rippin

In its examination of critical issues in the scholarly study of the Qur'an and its commentaries, this series targets the disciplines of archaeology, history, textual history, anthropology, theology and literary criticism. The contemporary relevance of the Qur'an in the Muslim world, its role in politics and in legal debates are also dealt with, as are debates surrounding Quranic studies in the Muslim world.

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1-10 of 15 results in Routledge Studies in the Qur'an
  1. Shaping a Qur'anic Worldview

    Scriptural Hermeneutics and the Rhetoric of Moral Reform in the Caliphate of al-Ma'un

    By Vanessa De Gifis

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    Exploring the subjectivity of the Qur?an’s meaning in the world, this book analyses Qur?anic referencing in Muslim political rhetoric. Informed by classical Arabic-Islamic rhetorical theory, the author examines Arabic documents attributed to the ?Abbasid Caliph al-Ma?mun (r. 813-833), whose rule...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. New Perspectives on the Qur'an

    The Qur'an in its Historical Context 2

    Edited by Gabriel Said Reynolds

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    This book continues the work of The Qur’an in its Historical Context, in which an international group of scholars address an expanded range of topics on the Qur’an and its origins, looking beyond medieval Islamic traditions to present the Qur’an’s own conversation with the religions and literatures...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Qur'anic Hermeneutics

    Al-Tabrisi and the Craft of Commentary

    By Bruce Fudge

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    The work of the twelfth-century Shi’ite scholar al-Tabrisi, Majma’ al-bayan, is one of the most important works of medieval commentary on the Qur’an, and is still in use today. This work is an in-depth case study of Islamic exegetical methods and an exploration of the nature of scriptural...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Qur'an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions

    By Emran El-Badawi

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    This book is a study of related passages found in the Arabic Qur’an and the Aramaic Gospels, i.e. the Gospels preserved in the Syriac and Christian Palestinian Aramaic dialects. It builds upon the work of traditional Muslim scholars, including al-Biqa‘i (d. ca. 808/1460) and al-Suyu?i (d. 911/1505)...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Mary in the Qur'an

    A Literary Reading

    By Hosn Abboud

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    Providing an analysis of the complete story of Mary in its liturgical, narrative and rhetorical contexts, this literary reading is a prerequisite to any textual reading of the Qur’an whether juristic, theological, or otherwise. intertextuality between the Old Testament, New Testament and the Qur’...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Interpreting al-Tha'labi's Tales of the Prophets

    Temptation, Responsibility and Loss

    By Marianna Klar

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    Al-Tha’labi was a renowned Qur’anic scholar of the fifth/eleventh century, and his ‘Ara’is al-majalis is arguably the finest and most widely consulted example of the Islamic qisas al-anbiya’ genre. Drawing on primary Arabic sources, Klar applies modern critical methods in order to explore the...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Qur'an and its Biblical Subtext

    By Gabriel Said Reynolds

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    This book challenges the dominant scholarly notion that the Qur’an must be interpreted through the medieval commentaries shaped by the biography of the prophet Muhammad, arguing instead that the text is best read in light of Christian and Jewish scripture. The Qur’an, in its use of allusions,...

    Published February 29th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Moses in the Qur'an and Islamic Exegesis

    By Brannon M. Wheeler

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    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...

    Published December 20th 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Development of Exegesis in Early Islam

    The Authenticity of Muslim Literature from the Formative Period

    By Herbert Berg

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    The most important debate in Islamic origins is that of the reliability of the lists of transmitters (isnads) that are said to guarantee the authenticity of the materials to which they are attached. Many scholars have come to the conclusion that most traditions (hadiths), which claim to preserve...

    Published December 16th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Biblical Prophets in the Qur'an and Muslim Literature

    By Roberto Tottoli

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    Part 1 is a comprehensive study of the Qur'anic data about each prophet, with a full portrait of every figure and dealing also with all the major scholarly literature on the subject and with the Qur'anic concept of prophetology. Part 2 is a history and study of the general Muslim literature dealing...

    Published July 23rd 2009 by Routledge

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