Allah : God in the Qur'an / Gabriel Said Reynolds.

By: Reynolds, Gabriel Said [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020]Description: 1 online resource (340 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0300252293; 9780300252293Subject(s): Qurʼan -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | God (Islam) | RELIGION / Islam / Koran & Sacred WritingsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Allah : God in the Qur'anDDC classification: 297.211 LOC classification: BP134.G6 | R495 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

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How does the Qur'an portray God? The answer to this question might seem rather simple, given that Islamic scholars have addressed it over many centuries. Reynolds (Islamic studies and theology, Univ. of Notre Dame, author of The Qur'ān and the Bible, 2018) believes that earlier interpretations have tended to lack balance, emphasizing either God's mercy or God's judgment. Reynolds provides an analysis focused specifically on the Qur'an itself and much less on the Hadith, or traditions, from the seventh century and beyond. Drawing on careful research and narrative criticism, the author argues that in the Qur'an God is both merciful and avenging, and he is somewhat mysterious. For instance, he can be something of a trickster and, on occasion, purposefully lead people astray. He may well offer salvation to both disobedient Muslims and non-Muslims, either immediately or after a temporary period in Hell. Reynolds demonstrates that the God of the Qur'an interacts with people in a personal manner, in both mercy and judgment. Reynolds presents a somewhat paradoxical God, one that does not easily fit into a specific category. This book will stimulate a significant amount of discussion, and it makes a positive contribution to the scholarly literature. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty; general readers. --John Jaeger, Johnson University

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Gabriel Said Reynolds is professor of Islamic studies and theology at Notre Dame and the author of The Qur'an and the Bible. He lives in Granger, IN.

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