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The Qur’an Illuminated

The Qur’an Illuminated

MRB June 8, 2017 0

Yael Rice on Islamic Book and Manuscript Arts in America In October 2016, during the final month of a fractious presidential election that saw the GOP contender (now President of the United States) campaign

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The Interpretative Pivot: Hermeneutics and the Contemporary Decline of Islamic Pluralism – by Peter Gottschalk

The Interpretative Pivot: Hermeneutics and the Contemporary Decline of Islamic Pluralism – by Peter Gottschalk

Peter Gottschalk August 26, 2016 0

The sixth essay in a forum on Shahab Ahmed’s What is Islam? In the penultimate chapter – “Applications and Implications: Coherent Contradiction, Exploration, Diffusion, Form and Meaning, Modern” – of his precisely argued and wide-ranging

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Making the Qurʾan Turkish: Translation and Power in the Ottoman Empire – By Micah Hughes

Making the Qurʾan Turkish: Translation and Power in the Ottoman Empire – By Micah Hughes

Micah Hughes March 14, 2016 0

Micah Hughes on M. Brett Wilson’s Translating the Qurʾan in an Age of Nationalism What could be more unassuming and unexceptional than translation? It is simply everywhere and often taken-for-granted. From ancient, must-read “classics”

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First Impressions #59: The Study Qur’an

First Impressions #59: The Study Qur’an

Kristian Petersen November 17, 2015 0

Kristian Petersen talks with Caner Dagli of College of the Holy Cross, Maria Dakake of George Mason University, and Joseph Lumbard of American University of Sharjah, about The Study Quran: A New Translation and

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MRBlog | The Birmingham Quran and the Palimpsest of History

MRBlog | The Birmingham Quran and the Palimpsest of History

Aaron W. Hughes September 2, 2015 2

By Aaron W. Hughes We like nothing more than a really big story about religion. If we are religious, it makes us feel good about ourselves regardless of denomination. If we are not, we wait

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The Sound of Meaning – By Vanessa De Gifis

The Sound of Meaning – By Vanessa De Gifis

Vanessa De Gifis September 1, 2015 0

Vanessa De Gifis on Karen Bauer’s edited volume, Aims, Methods, and Contexts of Qur’anic Exegesis We have all heard the philosophical question: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there

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The Ancient Origins of Qur’anic Laws – By Emran El-Badawi

The Ancient Origins of Qur’anic Laws – By Emran El-Badawi

Emran El-Badawi June 23, 2015 3

Emran El-Badawi on Holger Zellentin’s The Qur’an’s Legal Culture Are the origins of the Qur’an’s laws and rituals traceable to a single ancient community of Jewish-Christians? Although long debated, this controversial yet hugely important

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MRBlog | ISIS, Poetry, and the Romance of Jihād; or How Reading <i>The New Yorker</i> Can Save Religious Studies From the Rhetoric of Authenticity

MRBlog | ISIS, Poetry, and the Romance of Jihād; or How Reading The New Yorker Can Save Religious Studies From the Rhetoric of Authenticity

Sam Houston June 16, 2015 0

By Sam Houston As for poets, the erring follow them. Hast thou not seen how they stray in every valley, And how they say that which they do not? Save those who believe and

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First Impressions #19: Michael Birkel

First Impressions #19: Michael Birkel

Arthur Remillard September 30, 2014 0

Art Remillard talks with Michael Birkel about his new book, Qur’an in Conversation. Birkel is Professor of Religion at Earlham College in Indiana. Listen to more from MRB Radio here, and be sure to subscribe to

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