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Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

  1. 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 December 16th 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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 May 27th 2010 by Routledge

  4. 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 July 16th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Literary Structures of Religious Meaning in the Qu'ran

    By Issa J Boullata

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    This volume studies how the literary elements in the Qur'an function in conveying its religious message effectively. It is divided into three parts. Part one includes studies of the whole Qur'an or large segments of it belonging to one historical period of its revelation; these studies concentrate...

    Published June 7th 2009 by Routledge

  6. The Qur’an in its Historical Context

    Edited by Gabriel Said Reynolds

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    Providing commentary on the controversial revisionist school of Qur’anic studies, this book explores the origins, scholarship and development of the Qur'an. The collection of articles, each written by a distinguished author, treat very familiar passages of the Qur’an in an original manner,...

    Published October 3rd 2007 by Routledge

  7. Textual Relations in the Qur'an

    Relevance, Coherence and Structure

    By Salwa M. El-Awa

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    Representing a new development in the study of Qur'anic text, this book tackles the issue of Qur'anic text structure by fusing the fields of linguistics and Qur'anic studies. The Qur'an contains many long suras covering diverse topics but with no apparent common context within which such variety...

    Published December 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  8. Sufi Commentaries on the Qur'an in Classical Islam

    By Kristin Sands

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    Meeting the ever increasing interest in Islam and Sufism, this book is the first comprehensive study of Sufi Qur’anic commentaries and includes translations of many writings previously unavailable in English. It examines the shared hermeneutical assumptions of Sufi writers and the diversity in...

    Published December 7th 2005 by Routledge