Introducing the Qur'an For Today's Reader

ISBN-10: 0800696662

ISBN-13: 9780800696665

Edition: 2011

Authors: John Kaltner
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Description: Award-winning professor John Kaltner's new work offers a general introduction and orientation to the Qur'an. It surveys the origin, structure, contents, study, and use of Islam's sacred text. Offering selective rather than comprehensive coverage, the work allows for discussion and analysis of specific themes and issues of interest to modern readers.

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 2/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Illustrations and Gallery
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Describing the Qur'an
Studying the Qur'an
Experiencing the Qur'an
Key Terms
Further Reading
The Natural Environment
A Parable
A Theocentric Framework
The Work of Creation
The Works of Creation
Nature as Muslim
Angels and Jinn
Humanity's Place in Creation
Key Terms
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
Family Matters
Kinship
Love
Family Ties
Marriage
Divorce
Inheritance
The Family of the Prophet Muhammad
Key Terms
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
Gender and Sexuality
Terminology
Feminist Readings of the Qur'an
The Egalitarian Core
Problematic Passages
The Veil
Menstruation
Sexual Activity
Key Terms
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
Muslim/Non-Muslim Relations
The Language of Religion
Religious Groups
Pluralism
Key Terms
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
Jihad
A Complex Term
Jihad in the Qur'an
The Two Forms of Jihad
Usama bin Ladin's Jihad and Use of the Qur'an
Key Terms
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
Violence and War
The Language of Violence
Types of Violence in the Qur'an
A Range of Responses
Explaining the Violence
Key Terms
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
Death and the Afterlife
Reward and Punishment
Repentance
Death
Eschatology
Hell
Heaven
Key Terms
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
Glossary
Index
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