Emergence of Islam Classical Traditions in Contemporary Perspective

 

Emergence of Islam Classical Traditions in Contemporary Perspective

Emergence of Islam Classical Traditions in Contemporary Perspective
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Gabriel Said Reynolds tells the story of Islam in this brief illustrated survey, beginning with Muhammad's early life and rise to power, then tracing the origins and development of the Quran juxtaposed with biblical literature, and concluding with an overview of modern and fundamentalist narratives of the origin of Islam. Reynolds offers a fascinating look at the structure and meaning of the Qur'an, revealing the ways in which biblical language is used to advance the Qur'an's religious meaning. Reynolds' analysis identifies the motives that shaped each narrativeIslamic, Jewish, and Christian. The books conclusion yields a rich understanding of diverse interpretations of Islams emergence, suggesting that its emergence is itself ever-developing.

ISBN: 
9780800698591
Binding: 
Paperback
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Publication Date: 
April 1, 2012
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