RELG 008B. The Qur'an and Its Interpreters


This is course will include detailed reading of the Qur'an in English translation. The first part of the course will be devoted to the history of the Qur'an and its importance to Muslim devotional life. The first portion of the course will include: discussion of the history of the compilation of the text, the methods used to preserve it, styles of Qur'anic recitation, and the principles of Qur'anic abrogation. Thereafter, attention will be devoted to a theme or issue arising from Qur'anic interpretation. Students will be exposed to the various sub-genres of Qur'anic exegesis including historical, legal, grammatical, theological and modernist approaches.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Eligible for ISLM, MDST
Spring 2022. al-Jamil.
Catalog chapter: Religion  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/religion


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