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Qur’anic Studies (Oxford University Press)

Cette collection intitulée Qur’anic studies et proposée par l’Oxford University Press comprend six ouvrages:

- An Anthology of Qur’anic Commentaries, Volume 1: On the Nature of the Divine
- Approaches to the Qur’an in Contemporary Indonesia
- Keys to the Arcana Shahrastani’s Esoteric Commentary on the Qur’an
- Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur’an
- Sufi Hermeneutics
- Word of God, Art of Man: The Qur’an and its Creative Expressions


Word of God, Art of Man: The Qur’an and its Creative Expressions

Muslim reverence for the Qur’an as the Word of God has manifested itself in various artistic forms throughout history and up to the present day. This innovative collection of essays explores creative expressions of the Qur’an in a wide range of media. Contributors include museum curators and leading academics in art and architectural history, palaeography and material anthropology, and their studies span four continents and cover topics from medieval coins and early illuminated (...)

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Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur’an

With a preface by Vincent Cornell, this volume examines Muslim intellectuals from the Arab world, Iran, Turkey, Indonesia, Pakistan, the USA, and Europe who employ contemporary critical methods to interpret the Qur’an, arriving at conclusions that challenge those of past communities of interpretation. It offers a framework for understanding their work and responses to this among Muslim and Western audiences, and illustrates the diverse struggles in which they recruit the (...)

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Keys to the Arcana Shahrastani’s Esoteric Commentary on the Qur’an

Only preserved in a single manuscript in Tehran, this remarkable twelfth-century Qur’anic commentary by Muhammad b. ’Abd al-Karim al- Shahrastani marks the achievement of a lifelong, arduous quest for knowledge. Shahrastani began writing Mafatih al-asrar or Keys to the Arcana towards the end of his life and the work reflects the brilliant radicalism of his more private religious views. The introduction and opening chapter of this virtually unknown work is presented here in a (...)

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