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Major Themes of the Qur'anis Fazlur Rahman's introduction to one of the richest texts in the history of religious thought. In this classic work, Rahman unravels the Qur'an's complexities on themes such as God, society, revelation, and prophecy with the deep attachment of a Muslim educated in Islamic schools and the clarity of a scholar who taught for decades in the West. "Generations of scholars have profited from [Rahman's] pioneering scholarly work by taking the questions he raised and the directions he outlined to new destinations."--Ebrahim Moosa, from his new foreword "The religious future of Islam and the future of interfaith relationship . . . will be livelier and saner for the sort of Quranic centrality whichMajor Themes of the Qur'anexemplifies and serves."--Kenneth Cragg,Middle EastJournal "There shines through [a] rare combination of balanced scholarly judgment and profound personal commitment. . . . [Rahman is] eager to open up the mysteries of the Qur'an to a shrinking world sorely in need of both moral regeneration and better mutual understanding."--Patrick D. Gaffney,Journal of Religion "I can't think of any book more important, still, thanMajor Themes of the Qur'an."--Michael Sells, author ofApproaching the Qur'an
Fazlur Rahman (1919–88) was Harold H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Islamic Thought at the University of Chicago. He was the author of ten books, including Islam and Modernity and Islam, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
Table of Contents
Man as Individual
Man in Society
Prophethood and Revelation
Satan and Evil
Emergence of The Muslim Community
The Religious Situation of The Muslim Community in Mecca
The People of the Book and Diversity of Religions
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