Islamic and Comparative Religious Studies: Selected Writings
William A. Graham, a leading international scholar in the field of Islamic Studies, gathers together his selected writings in this volume under three sections: 1. History and Interpretation of Islamic Religion; 2. The Qur'an as Scripture, and 3. Scripture in the History of Religion. This invaluable resource will be of primary interest to students of the Islamic tradition, especially in regard to Qur'anic piety, Muslim ritual practice, and fundamental structures of Islamic thought. It will also be of interest to students of the comparative history of religion, especially as regards the phenomenon of scripture and its analogs.Graham's work in Islamic studies focuses largely on the analysis and interpretation of the religious dimensions of ritual action, scriptural piety, textual authority/revelation, tradition, and major concepts, such as grace and transcendence. His work in the comparative history of religion has focused in particular on the problem of scripture as a cross-cultural religious phenomenon that is more complex than simply sacred text. This invaluable resource will be of primary interest to students of the Islamic tradition, especially as regards Qur'anic piety, Muslim ritual practice, and fundamental structures of Islamic thought, and to students of the comparative history of religion, especially as regards the phenomenon of scripture and its analogs.
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