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Introducing the Qur'an : for today's reader

Author: John Kaltner
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Award-winning professor John Kaltner's new work offers a general introduction and orientation to the Qur'an. It surveys the origin, structure, contents, study, and use of Islam's sacred text. Offering selective rather than comprehensive coverage, the work allows for discussion and analysis of specific themes and issues of interest to modern readers. Following an introduction that describes and situates how the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kaltner
ISBN: 9780800696665 0800696662
OCLC Number: 646121931
Description: xiv, 251 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 23 cm
Contents: The natural environment --
Family matters --
Gender and sexuality --
Muslim/non-Muslim relations --
Jihād --
Violence and war --
Death and the afterlife.
Responsibility: John Kaltner.

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Award-winning professor John Kaltners new work offers a general introduction and orientation to the Quran. It surveys the origin, structure, contents, study, and use of Islams sacred text. Offering  Read more...
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