The Qur'an: Text and Commentary, Volume 1: Early Meccan Suras: Poetic Prophesy - Samuel Wilder; Angelika Neuwirth; | Foyles Bookstore
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The Qur'an: Text and Commentary, Volume 1: Early Meccan Suras: Poetic Prophesy
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The Qur'an: Text and Commentary, Volume 1: Early Meccan Suras: Poetic Prophesy (Hardback)

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The first volume of a world-renowned scholar's long-awaited Qur'an commentary, now available in English

Angelika Neuwirth's six-volume commentary, published originally in Germany, offers a historical and philological analysis of the form, structure, and semantic message of each of the 114 Qur'anic suras. It brings together the fruits of the past hundred years of modern scholarship and provides access to the aesthetic, theological, linguistic, and semantic background required to appreciate the unique novelty, force, and historical position of the Qur'an. Contextualizing the Qur'anic message in the broader world of late antiquity, it bridges the gaps between the inner-Islamic scholarly world and the academy.

Skillfully translated by Samuel Wilder, this first volume focuses on the Meccan suras, the earliest and often the most aesthetically striking and compelling part of the corpus of Qur'anic proclamations.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsIslamThe Koran Publisher: Yale University Press Publication Date: 10/01/2023 ISBN-13: 9780300232332  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Angelika Neuwirth is professor emeritus of Qur'anic studies at the Freie Universitat Berlin. Samuel Wilder is a translator who has held postdoctoral research fellowships at the Freie Universitat Berlin and the Orient-Institut Beirut. He lives in Berlin.

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