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The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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  • 176 Nombre de pages
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The Koran has constituted a remarkably strong core of identity and continuity for a religious tradition that is now in its fifteenth century. This Very Short Introduction explores the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in traditional Muslim culture. Michael Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the Koran as codex, as scripture, as liturgy, and as the embodiment of truth, and examines its means of formation and dissemination. He also discusses issues of interpretation for certain key verses, demonstrating that fecundity of the text for readers throughout the world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Michael Cook is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Princeton. His publications include the Past Master on Muhammad.

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Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in that of traditional Islam, comparing it to other scriptures and classics of the historic cultures of Eurasia. Halftones & line drawings.

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Explores the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in traditional Muslim culture. This book provides an account of the Koran as codex, as scripture, as liturgy, and as the embodiment of truth, and examines its means of formation and dissemination. It also discusses issues of interpretation for certain key verses.

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Titre: The Koran: A Very Short Introduction
Sous-titre: A Very Short Introduction
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Code EAN: 9780192853448
ISBN: 978-0-19-285344-8
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Religion et théologie
nombre de pages: 176
Poids: 136g
Taille: H174mm x B112mm x T13mm
Année: 2000

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