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By Carol Bakhos,Michael Cook

Islam and its previous: Jāhiliyya, overdue Antiquity, and the Qur'an brings jointly students from quite a few disciplines and fields to contemplate Islamic revelation, with specific specialize in the Qur'an. the gathering presents a wide-ranging survey of the advance and present nation of Qur'anic stories within the Western academy. It indicates how curiosity within the box has lately grown, how the ways that it really is cultivated have replaced, the way it has ramified, and how
difficult it now's for anyone student to maintain abreast of it. Chapters discover the milieu during which the Meccan component to the Qur'an made its visual appeal. the overall query is what we will say approximately that milieu through combining a cautious studying of the suitable elements of the Qur'an with what we all know approximately the
religious tendencies of overdue Antiquity in Arabia and somewhere else. extra particularly, the problem is what we will study during this means concerning the demeanour during which the 'polytheists' of the Qur'an regarding the Jewish and Christian traditions: have been they Godfearers within the feel popular from the learn of historic Judaism? It seems on the Qur'an as a textual content of past due Antiquity-not simply contemplating these positive factors of it that may be obvious as general in that context, but in addition determining what's cutting edge approximately it
against the overdue old heritage. right here the focal point is at the 'believers' instead of the 'polytheists'. the amount additionally engages in several methods with notions of monotheism in pre-Islamic Arabia. This assortment presents a large survey of what has been taking place within the box and urban illustrations
of many of the extra cutting edge strains of study that experience lately been pursued.

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