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Introducing the Qur'an - by John Kaltner (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 268

Genre: Religion + Beliefs

Sub-Genre: Islam

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Fortress Press

Book theme: Koran & Sacred Writings

Author: John Kaltner

Language: English

Street Date: February 4, 2011
TCIN: 78568574
UPC: 9780800696665
Item Number (DPCI): 247-34-9351


Award-winning professor John Kaltner's new work offers a general introduction and orientation to the Qur'an. It surveys the origin, structure, contents, study, and use of Islam's sacred text. Offering selective rather than comprehensive coverage, the work allows for discussion and analysis of specific themes and issues of interest to modern readers.

Following an introduction that describes and situates how the Qur'an is both studied and experienced, Kaltner's book takes up the following themes by chapter to foster a contemporary understanding and appreciation of the Qur'an: the natural environment, Muslim life, gender and sexuality, non-Muslims and the Other, jihad, war and peace, and life after death. Significant passages from the Qur'an are identified and analyzed, with a special focus on how modern scholars, both Muslim and non-Muslim, understand them. Kaltner intersperses his book with numerous photographs and textboxes to emphasize and highlight important elements of the Qur'an, its history, and its relevance to contemporary life.

Check out the audio glossary on the Student tab to hear the author pronounce the Arabic words!

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