The Event of the Quran

Pages: 212
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld

The Event of the Quran

Islam in Its Scripture

Kenneth Cragg

The separate events of Islamic scripture are not difficult to chronicle, but what kind of event does the whole of the Qur'an represent? How did geographical setting, culture and traditions shape the Qur'an's message? These questions are examined in this study of Islam.
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9781851680672 (29 Sep 1994)
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The separate events of Islamic scripture are not difficult to chronicle, but what kind of event does the whole of the Qur'an represent? How should we understand the coming together of a charismtic personality, poetic eloquence, developing Arab consciousness, and a vibrant longing for God, into the single phenomenon of the Qur'an? What is the inner story of the prophethood that Islam regards as God's final revelation for humanity? How did geographical setting, culture and traditions enter into the Qur'an's metaphors and shape its message? These questions are examined in this study of Islam in scripture.

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Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 212
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Kenneth Cragg was a distinguished scholar of Islamic and Christian Studies, whose many books on the world of Islam, the Middle East and interfaith themes became classics in their field. He was also the translator of four Arabic works into English, including City of Wrong (also published by Oneworld). Bishop Cragg obtained his doctorate at Oxford University, and served in academic and ecclesiastical posts in Jerusalem, Beirut, Cairo, Nigeria and the USA.

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