Method and Theory in the Study of Islamic Origins

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Herbert Berg
BRILL, Jan 1, 2003 - Social Science - 401 pages
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This volume deals with the methodological and theoretical issues of the study of Islamic origins. Each of the twelve articles examines a different aspect of Islamic origins: early Islamic history including the life of the Prophet, the Sunna and h ad th, tafs r and the Qur' n, and the rise of Islamic law. Both sceptical (or revisionist) scholars and sanguine (or traditionalist) scholars examine and employ the various contemporary theories on the development of Islam in the first 3 centuries A.H. In so doing, they seek to exemplify the sources and methodologies used to support these theories and to discuss their relative merits.
 

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CONTENT BIASED--QURAN SUNNAH N TAFSEER AUTHENTICITY

Contents

History and Mimesis
3
King Ibn Ubayy and the Qussds
29
The Biblical Foundations of
73
Truth and Consequences
101
A Case of Cultural Disjunction
137
The Caliph and
159
A Study
179
The Question of the Authenticity of Muslim Traditions
211
Quran 158991
259
The Early History of Islamic Law
293
Bibliography
369
Index
397
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Herbert Berg, Ph.D. (1996) in the Study of Religion, University of Toronto, is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His research interests are Islamic origins and tafsir and he has published The Development of Exegesis in Early Islam (Curzon, 2000).