Introduction to the Quran

JSIS C 212/ 231
  • Quarters: Spring
  • General Education Requirements: VLPA, I&S

A literary, historical, and theological introduction to the Quran. Looks at the historical circumstances of the text’s compilation; its collection and redaction; its narrative structure; its rhetorical strategies; its major themes; it connections to and departures from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament; commentary and exegesis; translation; and its impact on political and religious thought.