Mary in the Qur'an: A Literary Reading

Mary in the Qur'an: A Literary Reading

Language: English

Pages: 190

ISBN: 1138282480

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Providing an analysis of the complete story of Mary in its liturgical, narrative and rhetorical contexts, this literary reading is a prerequisite to any textual reading of the Qur an whether juristic, theological, or otherwise.

intertextuality between the Old Testament, New Testament and the Qur an.

The Qur an is an oral event, linguistic phenomenon and great literature. So the application of modern literary theories is essential to have full comprehension of the history of the development of literary forms from pre-Islamic period such as poetry, story telling, speech-giving to the present. In addition, there is a need, from a feminist perspective, to understand in depth why a Christian mother figure such as Mary was important in early Islam and in the different stages of the development of the Qur an as a communication process between Muhammad and the early Muslim community.

Introducing modern literary theories, gender perspective and feminist criticism into Qur anic scholarship for the first time, this book will be an invaluable resource for scholars and researchers of Islamic Studies, Qur anic and New Testament Studies, Comparative Literature and Feminist Theology."





















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