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|THEO 042 - Exploring the Qur'an|
So many questions swirl around the Qur'an these days -- in religious studies, in theology and in politics -- that it seems essential to come to know this text and the way in which a community of believers has been formed around it and by it. This course will explore the themes and content of the Qur'an, its characteristic styles and structures, and the way in which it functions as an authority for Muslims. The Qur'an tells us it forms part of a long tradition of scripture that includes Biblical and post-biblical material, and it addresses its listeners as though they are familiar with that tradition. Therefore, it is important to read the text in the context of the world of late Antiquity that it is so clearly addressing. The course does not require previous study of Islam. However, students who are new to the field will need to do some extra reading at the beginning of the course.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar
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