Title The Koran: A Very Short Introduction
Book Condition New
Edition First Edition
Size 11 Cms x 18 Cms
Publisher Oxford, UK Oxford University Press 2000
0192853449 / 9780192853448
Seller ID 012023
The Koran has constituted a remarkably strong core of identity and continuity for a religious tradition that is now in its fifteenth century. This Very Short Introduction explores the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in traditional Muslim culture. Michael Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the Koran as codex, as scripture, as liturgy, and as the embodiment of truth, and examines its means of formation and dissemination. He also discusses issues of interpretation for certain key verses, demonstrating that fecundity of the text for readers throughout the world. Printed Pages: 164 with halftones and drawings.