Introducing the Qur'an

Introducing the Qur'an

by John Kaltner
     
 

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Helping to foster a contemporary understanding and appreciation of the Qur'an, John Kaltner provides a valuable and lucid survey of the origin, structure, contents, study, and use of Islam's sacred text. His introduction allows for discussion and analysis of specific themes and issues of Interest to modern readers, including: the natural environment, Muslim

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Helping to foster a contemporary understanding and appreciation of the Qur'an, John Kaltner provides a valuable and lucid survey of the origin, structure, contents, study, and use of Islam's sacred text. His introduction allows for discussion and analysis of specific themes and issues of Interest to modern readers, including: the natural environment, Muslim life, gender and sexuality, non-Muslims, jihad, war and peace, and life after death. Kaltner Identifies key passages from the Qur'an with a special focus on how modern scholars, both Muslim and non-Muslim, understand them and their relevance to contemporary life.

Features in this Book:

Over one hundred textboxes that extend meanings and offer fascinating insights into Qur'anic history

Wide array of photographs, including a full-color gallery, illustrating historical sites, artifacts, Islamic art, and images of contemporary practice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800696665
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
02/04/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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