Publication Date: 2011 (Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press)
This volume offers a compact introduction and reader's guide for anyone, non-Muslim or Muslim, who wants to know how to approach, read, and understand the text of the Qur'an. Using a chronological reading of the text according to the conclusions of modern scholarship, Carl Ernst offers a non-theological approach that treats the Qur'an as a historical text that unfolded over time, in dialogue with its audience, during the career of the Prophet Muhammad. Ernst explores the history of the text and its development in the Meccan and Medinan periods; and the Qur'an's important structural features. This volume not only summarizes historical and literary issues but also engages with the religious and political context of understanding the Qur'an today.
Call Number: U-M Hatcher Library 4A North BP 130.4 .I13 K23 2000 & MSU Main Library 2nd Floor East BP130.4 .I2413 2000
Publication Date: Riyadh : Darussalam, 2000. (10 vols. in English and Arabic)
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