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The Blackwell companion to the Qur’ān (ed. Andrew RIPPIN & Jawid MOJADDEDI)

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Fully revised and updated, the second edition of The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Qur’ān offers an ideal resource for anyone who wishes to read and understand the Qur’ān as a text and as a vital component of Muslim life. While retaining the literary approach to the subject, this new edition extends both the theological and philosophical approaches to the Qur’ān.

Edited by the noted authority on the Qur’ān, Andrew Rippin, and Islamic Studies scholar Jawid Mojaddedi, and with contributions from other internationally renowned scholars, the book is comprehensive in scope and written in clear and accessible language. New to this edition is material on modern exegesis, the study of the Qur’ān in the West, the relationship between the Qur’ān and religions prior to Islam, and much more.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Qur’ān is a rich and wide-ranging resource, exploring the Qur’ān as both a religious text and as a work of literature.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors viii

Preface xi
Andrew Rippin

Introduction 1
Jawid Mojaddedi

Part I Orientation 5

1 Introducing 7
Tamara Sonn

2 Discovering 23
Christopher Buck

3 Contextualizing 43
Abdullah Saeed

Part II Text 59

4 Linguistic Structure 61
Salwa El‐Awa

5 Patterns of Address 82
Rosalind Ward Gwynne

6 Language 97
Mustansir Mir

7 Poetry and Language 117
Navid Kermani

8 Foreign Vocabulary 130
Michael Carter

9 Structure and the Emergence of Community 151
Angelika Neuwirth

10 Sacrality and Collection 171
Aliza Shnizer

11 Written Transmission 184
François Déroche

12 Context: Muḥammad 200
Herbert Berg

13 Context: ʿUmar b. al‐Khaṭṭāb 218
Avraham Hakim

Part III Content 235

14 God 237
Andrew Rippin

15 Prophets and Prophethood 248
Uri Rubin

16 Moses 262
Brannon Wheeler

17 Abraham 280
Carol Bakhos

18 Jesus 288
Gordon Nickel

19 Biblical Background 303
Gabriel Said Reynolds

20 Other Religions 320
Mun’im Sirry

21 Argumentation 333
Kate Zebiri

22 Knowing and Thinking 349
A. H. Mathias Zahniser

23 Sex, Sexuality, and the Family 365
Khaleel Mohammed

24 Jihād 376
Reuven Firestone

Part IV Interpretation 389

25 Hermeneutics: al‐Thaʿlabı 391
Walid Saleh

26 Stories of the Prophets 406
Marianna Klar

27 Ṣūfism 418
Alan Godlas

28 Rūmı 430
Jawid Mojaddedi

29 Ibn al‐ʿArabı 442
Binyamin Abrahamov

30 Twelver Shıʿı Taʾwıl 449
Diana Steigerwald

31 Ismāʿılı Taʾwıl 463
Diana Steigerwald

32 Modern and Contemporary Interpretation of the Qurʾān 479
Johanna Pink

Part V Application 493

33 Exegetical Sciences 495
Jane Dammen McAuliffe

34 Theology 512
Binyamin Abrahamov

35 Jurisprudence 526
A. Kevin Reinhart

36 Contemporary Ethical Issues 543
Leah Kinberg

37 Narrative Literature 562
Roberto Tottoli

38 Recitation 577
Anna M. Gade

Bibliography 591
Index of People, Places and Topics 632
Index of Qurʾān Verses 651


RIPPIN (Andrew) éd., The Blackwell companion to the Qur’ān, Malden, MA, Blackwell Publishing, ("Blackwell companions to religion - Oxford : Blackwell"), 2006, XIII-560 p. Bibliogr; Index. ISBN 1-405-11752-4

The Blackwell Companion to the Qur’an is the ideal resource for anyone who wishes to read and understand the Qur’an as a text and as a vital piece of Muslim life.

The volume is divided into accessible sections, including an initial orientation to the text for the first-time reader. The Companion then goes on to consider:

* The structure of the Qur’an, asking why it looks the way it does.
* The content of the Qur’an and what the text is about.
* The rhetoric of the Qur’an and how it conveys its message.
* How Muslims have interpreted the text.
* The place of the Qur’an in the religion of Islam.
* The manifestation of the Qur’an in the world.

The main body of the book comprises over 30 original essays written by leading scholars in the field. These are supported by notes, an extensive bibliography, and indexes of names, Qur’an citations, topics, and technical terms.

Table des matières

List of Contributors.
Preface (Andrew Rippin).

Part I: Orientation.

1. Introducing (Tamara Sonn).
2. Discovering (Christopher Buck).
3. Contextualizing (Abdullah Saeed).

Part II: Text.

4. Linguistic Structure (Salwa M.S. El-Awa).
5. Patterns of Address (Rosalind Ward Gwynne).
6. Language (Mustansir Mir).
7. Poetry and Language (Navid Kermani).
8. Foreign Vocabulary (Michael Carter).
9. Structure and the Emergence of Community (Angelika Neuwirth).
10. Sacrality and Collection (Aliza Shnizer).
11. Written Transmission (Francois Deroche).
12. Context: Muhammad (Herbert Berg).
13. Context: ’Umar b. al-Khattab (Avraham Hakim).

Part III: Content.

14. God (Andrew Rippin).
15. Prophets and Prophethood (Uri Rubin)].
16. Moses (Brannon Wheeler).
17. Argumentation (Kate Zebiri).
18. Knowing and Thinking (A.H. Mathias Zahniser).
19. Sex, Sexuality, and the Family (Khaleel Mohammed).
20. Jihad (Reuven Firestone).

Part IV: Interpretation.

21. Hermeneutics: al-Tha’labi (Marianna Klar).
22. Stories of the Prophets (Marianna Klar).
23. Sufism (Alan Goldas).
24. Rumi (Jawid Mojaddedi).
25. Twelver Shi I Ta wil (Diana Steigerwald).
26. Isma ili Ta wil (Diana Steigerwald).

Part V: Application.

27. Exegetical Sciences (Jane Dammen McAuliffe).
28. Theology (Binyamin Abrahamov).
29. Jurisprudence (A. Kevin Reinhart).
30. Contemporary Ethical Issues (Leah Kinberg).
31. Narrative Literature (Roberto Tottoli).
32. Recitation (Anna M. Gade).

Index of People, Places and Topics.
Index of Qur’ an Verses.

(Source : Blackwell Publishing)

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