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Structure and Qur'anic Interpretation - (Islamic Encounter) by Raymond Farrin (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 160

Genre: Religion + Beliefs

Sub-Genre: Islam

Series Title: Islamic Encounter

Format: Paperback

Publisher: White Cloud Press

Book theme: Koran & Sacred Writings

Author: Raymond Farrin

Language: English

Street Date: September 16, 2014
TCIN: 77122187
UPC: 9781935952985
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-3044


"Farrin applies to the Qur'an critical tools such as ring composition to argue that the received text of the Qur'an is not a jumble of revelations collected in the years or decades after the death Muhammad, but a carefully composed text filled with deep structural parallels. Scholars will be challenged by this book to pay far more attention to the Qur'an as a whole instead of working on individual suras or even passages with no further context. Not every reader will likely become a "partisan of coherence" (as Farrin clearly is), but all will put down this book with greater respect for the structural unity of the Qur'an and the way this unity can serve as a guide for interpretation."
--Martyn Smith, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Lawrence University and author of Religion, Culture, and Sacred Space

"Raymond Farrin conducts his research with brilliance and great clarity. Despite the arduous nature of the subject, this book reads with ease and pleasure. It avoids overly specialized language, relegating the most technical aspects to the notes and appendices. Structure and Qur'anic Interpretation incontestably constitutes an important step in the research on the structure of the Qur'anic text." --Michel Cuypers, author of La Composition du Coran

"Structure and Qur'anic Interpretation draws on social anthropology, literary analysis, and a wide reading of predecessors and contemporaries to offer an engagingly readable account of how structure relates to content in Islam's key text. Simultaneously emphatic and critical, Farrin's new book invites readers to understand the Qur'an from a fresh perspective." --Dale F. Eickelman, Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professor of Anthropology and Human Relations, Dartmouth College

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