RELI 2330 A: The Qur’an: An Introduction

Instructor: Mohammed Rustom

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Although the Quran is one of the world’s most widely read books, it is also one of its least understood books. In this course we will attempt to come to terms with the Quran through a careful study of its content, form, style, central themes, and process of canonization. Emphasis will also be placed on the Quran’s vast interpretive tradition (tafsir), as well as the various theories and methods employed by modern scholars in understanding the Quran’s textual history, relationship to the Bible and Near Eastern culture, and its various stylistic and linguistic features.