ABSTRACT

This volume is one of two edited by Andrew Rippin which are designed to complement one another, and to comprehend the principal trends in modern scholarship on the Qur’an. Both volumes are provided with a new introduction by the editor, analysing this scholarship, and providing references for further study. The Qur’an: Style and Contents reveals the variety of approaches followed within the study of the text. From Nöldeke’s examination of style through Arkoun’s project for the future, these scholarly statements reflect the historical development of the discipline, while providing overviews of key elements for the understanding of the Qur’an.

chapter 1|20 pages

ISLAM AND THE QUMRAN SECT

ByChaim Rabin

chapter 2|16 pages

JESUS AND MARY IN THE QUR'ĀN: SOME NEGLECTED AFFINITIES

ByNeal Robinson

chapter 4|24 pages

"AND BECOME YE ACCURSED APES"

ByIlse Lichtenstaedter

chapter 7|10 pages

QUR'ĀNIC SIĞĞĪL AND ARAMAIC SGYL

ByFred Leemhuis

chapter 8|4 pages

TWO NOTES

ByMichael B. Schub

chapter 10|18 pages

THE EARLIEST MEANING OF "QUR'ĀN"

ByWilliam A. Graham

chapter 11|20 pages

THE QUR'ĀNIC VIEW OF YOUTH AND OLD AGE

ByThomas J. O'Shaughnessy

chapter 12|16 pages

THE DIVINE NAME "AL-RAHMĀN" IN THE QUR'ĀN

ByJacques Jomier

chapter 13|40 pages

SAJ' IN THE QUR'ĀN: PROSODY AND STUCTURE

ByDevin J. Stewart

chapter 15|10 pages

THE BEGINNINGS OF MUHAMMAD'S RELIGIOUS ACTIVITY

ByRichard Bell

chapter 16|16 pages

ABŪ LAHAB AND SŪRA CXI

ByUri Rubin

chapter 17|12 pages

SIMPLE NEGATIVE REMARKS ON THE VOCABULARY OF THE QUR'ĀN

ByRobert Brunschvig

chapter 19|22 pages

SOUND, SPIRIT, AND GENDER IN SŪRAT AL-QADR

ByMichael Sells

chapter 20|26 pages

THE APOCALYPSE OF ISLAM

ByNorman O. Brown

chapter 21|18 pages

METHOD AGAINST TRUTH ORIENTAL ISMAND QUR'ĀNIC STUDIES

ByS. Parvez Manzoor