Understanding the Qur'anic Miracle Stories in the Modern Age

Understanding the Qur'anic Miracle Stories in the Modern Age

by Isra Yazicioglu

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780271061573
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2013
Series: Signifying (on) Scriptures , #3
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Isra Yazicioglu is Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at St. Joseph’s University.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Note on Transliteration

Introduction: The Qurʾanic Miracle Stories: A Puzzling Motif?

Part 1 A Medieval Muslim Debate

1 In Defense of a Literal Reading of Miracles: Ghazali’s Case for Contingency and Grace

2 A Cautious Approach to Miracle Stories: Ibn Rushd’s Case for Rationalism and Divine Wisdom

Part 2 Reframing the Debate on Miracles in Modern Terms

3 David Hume on Empiricism, Common Sense, and Miracles

4 Charles S. Peirce on Pragmatism, Science, and Miracles

Part 3 Contemporary Connections

5 Said Nursi’s Contemporary Reading of Qurʾanic Miracle Stories

Conclusion: Qurʾanic Hermeneutics in the Modern Age

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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