The KoranBook - 2000
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 alucid 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 theworld.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Branch Call Number: 297.12261 C772
Characteristics: 164 pages : illustrations, map, music ; 18 cm.