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REL 282 - The Qur’an


FDR: HU
Credits: 4
Planned Offering: Spring 2013 and alternate years

For Muslim believers, the Qur’an (the “Recitation”) is the word of the One God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad and the heart of Islamic faith and practice. This course explores the themes and content of the Qur’an; the Qur’an’s original context in the life and society of the Prophet Muhammad; traditional and modern modes of Qur’anic analysis and interpretation; and the significance of the Qur’an and its interpretation for Islamic law, ritual, ethics, theology, aesthetics, and devotion. The Qur’an is read in English-language interpretation and in tandem with traditional and modern examples of Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir). No previous knowledge of Islam is required. Hatcher.





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