For Westerners the Qur'an is a deeply international publication. Christians who enterprise inside of this sacred scripture of Islam come across an international the place echoes of biblical figures and subject matters resound. however the Qur'an speaks in accents and kinds that defy our expectancies. For it captures an oral recitation of an open-ended drama, one rooted in seventh-century Arabia. Its context of individuals, occasions and ideas moves us not just as poetically allusive yet as enigmatic. And but the Qur'an and its contested interpretations scroll in shadowed textual content among the headlines of our day-by-day information. In The Qur'an in Context Mark Anderson bargains a gateway into the unique global and worldview of the Qur'an. With willing awareness to the Qur'an's personality, reception and theology, he opens up a hermeneutical house for Christians and others to have interaction its textile of non secular claims. The Qur'an's theology, anthropology, soteriology, spirituality in addition to its portrayal of Jesus are all rigorously tested. ultimately, the Qur'an's declare to be the Bible's sequel is probed and evaluated. Forthright in Christian conviction and but sympathetically open to discussion, The Qur'an in Context is a competent consultant when you are looking to discover the holy ebook of Islam in its assorted aspects.
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