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100 1 Madigan, Daniel A.,|eauthor.
245 14 The Qur'ân's self image :|bwriting and authority in
Islam's scripture /|cDaniel A. Madigan.
260 Princeton, New Jersey :|bPrinceton University Press,
300 1 online resource
338 online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
520 Islam is frequently characterized as a "religion of the
book," and yet Muslims take an almost entirely oral
approach to their scripture. Qur'ân means "recitation" and
refers to the actual words Muslims believe were revealed
to Muhammad by God. Many recite the entire sacred text
from memory, and it was some years after the Prophet's
death that it was first put in book form. Physical books
play no part in Islamic ritual. What does the Qur'ân mean,
then, when it so often calls itself kitâb, a term usually
taken both by Muslims and by Western scholars to mean
"book"? To answer this question, Daniel Madigan
reevaluates this key term kitâb in close readings of the
Qur'ân's own declarations about itself. More than any
other canon of scripture the Qur'ân is self-aware. It
observes and discusses the process of its own revelation
and reception; it asserts its own authority and claims its
place within the history of revelation. Here Madigan
presents a compelling semantic analysis of its self-
awareness, arguing that the Qur'ân understands itself not
so much as a completed book, but as an ongoing process of
divine "writing" and "re-writing," as God's authoritative
response to actual people and circumstances. Grasping this
dynamic, responsive dimension of the Qur'ân is central to
understanding Islamic religion and identity. Madigan's
book will be invaluable not only to Islamicists but also
to scholars who study revelation across religious
630 00 Qurʼan|xEvidences, authority, etc.
630 00 Qurʼan|xHermeneutics.
630 00 Qurʼan|xCriticism, interpretation, etc.
650 0 Islam|vApologetic works.
655 4 Electronic books.
655 7 Apologetic writings.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423698
655 7 Criticism, interpretation, etc.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411635
710 2 JSTOR|eissuing body.
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