Carlos A. Segovia, PhD, is Lecturer in Qur’anic and Religious Studies at Saint Louis University-Madrid and founding Co-Director of the Early Islamic Studies Seminar : International Scholarship on the Qur’an and Islamic Origins. Most recent publications : The Quranic Noah (2015) and The Quranic Jesus (2018).
This multidisciplinary collective volume advances the scholarly discussion on the origins of Islam. It simultaneously focuses on three domains : texts, social contexts, and ideological developments relevant for the study Islam’s beginnings - taking the latter expression in its broadest possible sense. The intersections of these domains need to be examined afresh in order to obtain a clear picture of the concurrent phenomena that collectively enabled both the gradual emergence of a new religious identity and also the progressive delimitation of its initially fuzzy boundaries.
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