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003    OCoLC 
005    20190409062500.3 
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008    180710s2001    nju     ob    001 0 eng d 
019    JSTORon1043768938 
020    0691188459|q(electronic bk.) 
020    9780691188454|q(electronic bk.) 
035    (OCoLC)1043768938 
037    22573/ctv322rxr|bJSTOR 
040    YDX|beng|epn|cYDX|dN$T|dOCLCF|dJSTOR|dLVT|dOCLCQ|dOCLCO 
049    MAIN 
050  4 BP130.7|b.M34 2001 
082 04 297.1/221|223 
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 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
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. 
830  0 Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions 
856 40 |u
       stable/10.2307/j.ctv346ptt|zConnect to ebook (University 
       of Melbourne only) 
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990    Batch Ebook load (bud2) - do not edit, delete or attach 
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991    |zUPDATED Custom text change 2019-04-08 
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