This study of the Qur’an examines its organization, structure, history of compilation, manuscript issues, literary style, and major themes. Students will become familiar with the major approaches to its interpretation, the historical subtext of the Qur’an, and how this affects interpretation of key texts in light of the Jewish and Christian scriptures. Practical issues of etiquette, characteristics of various English translations, how to read the Qur’an and use it in dialog will also be studied.
Course DetailsLevel: Master's Level
Credit hours: 3
Term(s) course is offered: Spring
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