The Qur'an's reformation of Judaism and Christianity : return to the origins / edited by Holger M. Zellentin.

Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
ix, 358 pages ; 24 cm.


Summary note
"This volume explores the relationship between the Qur'an and aspects of the Jewish and Christian tradition in the spirit of continuity and reform. The chapters examine the Qur'an's retelling of Biblical narratives, as well as its reaction to a wide array of topics that mark Late Antique religious discourse, including eschatology and ritual purity, prophetology and paganism, heresiology and Christology. Several emerging and established scholars explore the many ways in which the Qur'an updates, transforms and challenges religious practice, beliefs, and narratives that Late Antique Jews and Christians had developed in dialogue with the Bible. The volume establishes the Qur'an's often unique perspective alongside its surprising continuity with Judaism and Christianity. Chapters focus on individual surahs and on intra-Qur'anic parallels, on the Qur'an's relationship to pre-Islamic Arabian culture, on its intertextuality and its literary intricacy, and on its legal and moral framework. It illustrates a move away from the problematic paradigm of cultural influence and instead emphasizes the Qur'an's attempt to reform the religious landscape of its time. The Qur'an's Reformation of Judaism and Christianity offers new insight into the Islamic Scripture as a whole, and into recent methodological developments, providing a compelling snapshot of the burgeoning field of Qur'anic studies. It is a key resource for students and scholars interested in Religion, Islamic and Middle East Studies"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • What would Ibn Taymiyya make of intertextual study of the Qur'an?: the challenge of the isrāʼīliyyāt / Jon Hoover
  • Prophecy and writing in the Qur'an, or why Muhammad was not a scribe / Islam Dayeh
  • A "religious transformation in late antiquity": Qur'anic refigurations of pagan-Arab ideals based on biblical models / Angelika Neuwirth
  • Meccan gods, Jesus' divinity: an analysis of Surah 43 (al-Zukhruf) / Walid A. Saleh
  • Ritual law from the Bible to the Qur'an: the case of sexual purity and illicit intercourse / Holger Zellentin
  • David and Solomon: antecedents, modalities and consequences of their twinship in the Qur'an / Geneviève Gobillot
  • Pharaoh's submission to God in the Qur'an and in rabbinic literature: a case study in Qur'anic intertextuality / Nicolai Sinai
  • The eschatological counter-discourse in the Qur'an and in Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin / Mehdi Azaiez
  • Thrice upon a time: Abraham's guests and the study of intra-Qur'anic parallels / Joseph Witztum
  • "Killing the prophets and stoning the messengers": two themes in the Qur'an and their background / Gerald Hawting
  • On the Qur'an and Christian heresies / Gabriel Said Reynolds
  • Reflections on the Qur'an, Christianity and inter-textuality / Mary B. Cunningham.
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  • 1138567337 (hardcover)
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