Major Themes of the Qur'an: Second Edition

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University of Chicago Press, Jun 15, 2009 - Religion - 180 pages
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Major Themes of the Qur’an is Fazlur Rahman’s introduction to one of the richest texts in the history of religious thought. In this classic work, Rahman unravels the Qur’an’s complexities on themes such as God, society, revelation, and prophecy with the deep attachment of a Muslim educated in Islamic schools and the clarity of a scholar who taught for decades in the West.

“Generations of scholars have profited from [Rahman’s] pioneering scholarly work by taking the questions he raised and the directions he outlined to new destinations.”--Ebrahim Moosa, from his new foreword

“The religious future of Islam and the future of interfaith relationship . . . will be livelier and saner for the sort of Quranic centrality which Major Themes of the Qur’an exemplifies and serves.”--Kenneth Cragg, Middle East Journal

“There shines through [a] rare combination of balanced scholarly judgment and profound personal commitment. . . . [Rahman is] eager to open up the mysteries of the Qur’an to a shrinking world sorely in need of both moral regeneration and better mutual understanding.”--Patrick D. Gaffney, Journal of Religion

“I can’t think of any book more important, still, than Major Themes of the Qur’an.”--Michael Sells, author of Approaching the Qur’an

 

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The only chapter that I read closely for the class I took recently on the Qur'an was chapter two on "Man as Individual," but based primarily on that chapter, this was possibly my favorite of the many ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
1
CHAPTER
17
CHAPTER THREE
37
CHAPTER FOUR
65
CHAPTER FIVE
80
CHAPTER
106
CHAPTER SEVEN
121
APPENDIX I
150
INDEX
171
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Fazlur Rahman (1919–88) was Harold H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Islamic Thought at the University of Chicago. He was the author of ten books, includingIslam and Modernity and Islam, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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