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The Blackwell companion to the Qur'an / edited by Andrew Rippin.

Contributor(s): Rippin, Andrew, 1950-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Blackwell companions to religion: Publisher: Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009Description: 560 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781405188203 (pbk.); 1405188200 (pbk.).Other title: Blackwell companion to the Qur'an.Subject(s): Koran -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Koran -- AppreciationDDC classification: 297.1/226
Contents:
Part I. Orientation -- ch. 1. Introducing / Tamara Sonn -- ch. 2. Discovering / Christopher Buck -- ch. 3. Contextualizing / Abdullah Saeed -- Part II.Text -- ch. 4. Linguistic structure / Salwa M.S. El-Awa -- ch. 5. Patterns of address / Rosalind Ward Gwynne -- ch. 6. Language / Mustansir Mir -- ch. 7. Poetry and language / Navid Kermani -- ch. 8. Foreign vocabulary / Michael Carter -- ch. 9. Structure and the emergence of community / Angelika Neuwirth -- ch. 10. Sacrality and collection / Aliza Shnizer -- ch. 11. Written transmission / François Déroche ; translated by Melanie Hersey -- ch. 12. Context : Muḥammad / Herbert Berg -- ch. 13. Context : ʻUmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb / Avraham Hakim -- Part III. Content -- ch. 14. God / Andrew Rippin -- ch. 15. Prophets and prophethood / Uri Rubin -- ch. 16. Moses / Brannon Wheeler -- ch. 17. Argumentation / Kate Zebiri -- ch. 18. Knowing and thinking / A.H. Mathias Zahniser -- ch. 19. Sex, sexuality, and the family / Khaleel Mohammed -- ch. 20. Jihād / Reuven Firestone -- Part IV. Interpretation -- ch. 21. Hermeneutics : al-Thaʻlabī / Walid Saleh -- ch. 22. Stories of the prophets / Marianna Klar -- ch. 23. Ṣūfism / Alan Godlas -- ch. 24. Rūmī / Jawid Mojaddedi -- ch. 25. Twelver Shīʻī Taʼwīl / Diana Steigerwald -- ch. 26. Ismāʻīlī Taʼwīl / Diana Steigerwald -- Part V. Application ch. 27. Exegetical sciences / Jane Dammen McAuliffe -- ch. 28. Theology / Binyamin Abrahamov -- ch. 29. Jurisprudence / A. Kevin Reinhart -- ch. 30. Contemporary ethical issues / Leah Kinberg -- ch. 31. Narrative literature / Roberto Tottoli ; translated by Elizabeth Molinari -- ch. 32.Recitation / Anna M. Gade.
Summary: Comprising over 30 original essays by leading scholars, this work considers the structure, content and rhetoric of the Qur'an, how Muslims have interpreted the text, how they interact with it, and the Qur'an's place in Islam.
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Originally published: Malden, Mass.; Oxford: Blackwell, 2006.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Part I. Orientation -- ch. 1. Introducing / Tamara Sonn -- ch. 2. Discovering / Christopher Buck -- ch. 3. Contextualizing / Abdullah Saeed -- Part II.Text -- ch. 4. Linguistic structure / Salwa M.S. El-Awa -- ch. 5. Patterns of address / Rosalind Ward Gwynne -- ch. 6. Language / Mustansir Mir -- ch. 7. Poetry and language / Navid Kermani -- ch. 8. Foreign vocabulary / Michael Carter -- ch. 9. Structure and the emergence of community / Angelika Neuwirth -- ch. 10. Sacrality and collection / Aliza Shnizer -- ch. 11. Written transmission / François Déroche ; translated by Melanie Hersey -- ch. 12. Context : Muḥammad / Herbert Berg -- ch. 13. Context : ʻUmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb / Avraham Hakim -- Part III. Content -- ch. 14. God / Andrew Rippin -- ch. 15. Prophets and prophethood / Uri Rubin -- ch. 16. Moses / Brannon Wheeler -- ch. 17. Argumentation / Kate Zebiri -- ch. 18. Knowing and thinking / A.H. Mathias Zahniser -- ch. 19. Sex, sexuality, and the family / Khaleel Mohammed -- ch. 20. Jihād / Reuven Firestone -- Part IV. Interpretation -- ch. 21. Hermeneutics : al-Thaʻlabī / Walid Saleh -- ch. 22. Stories of the prophets / Marianna Klar -- ch. 23. Ṣūfism / Alan Godlas -- ch. 24. Rūmī / Jawid Mojaddedi -- ch. 25. Twelver Shīʻī Taʼwīl / Diana Steigerwald -- ch. 26. Ismāʻīlī Taʼwīl / Diana Steigerwald -- Part V. Application ch. 27. Exegetical sciences / Jane Dammen McAuliffe -- ch. 28. Theology / Binyamin Abrahamov -- ch. 29. Jurisprudence / A. Kevin Reinhart -- ch. 30. Contemporary ethical issues / Leah Kinberg -- ch. 31. Narrative literature / Roberto Tottoli ; translated by Elizabeth Molinari -- ch. 32.Recitation / Anna M. Gade.

Comprising over 30 original essays by leading scholars, this work considers the structure, content and rhetoric of the Qur'an, how Muslims have interpreted the text, how they interact with it, and the Qur'an's place in Islam.

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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 essays are organized under five rubrics, each concerned with a crucial aspect of the Qur'an. Among the topics discussed are the language and literary features of the Qur'an, its distinctive organizational structure, its central themes, its interpretation, and the history of the Arabic text. Each of the essays is concerned, in one way or another, with the place of the Qur'an in the cultural, intellectual, and religious history of Islam. Although written by experts, the individual essays are generally accessible to a nonexpert readership. The editor has done a superb job in putting together a volume of generally high-quality essays that will serve the needs of a serious reading public, and also constitute an ideal text for introductory courses on the Qur'an at the university and college level. The volume includes an immensely useful bibliography. ^BSumming Up: Essential. Academic libraries serving lower-/upper-level undergraduates and graduate students; public libraries supporting general readers. M. Swartz Boston University

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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.

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