Edited by Colin Turner
Introduction by Colin Turner
Published November 25th 2004 by Routledge – 1,600 pages
The four volumes of this set bring together some of the most significant modern and pre-modern contributions to the study of the Islamic revelation, giving readers access to material that has hitherto been scattered and often difficult to locate. While the bulk of the material stems from the past fifty years, classic studies from earlier periods have been included, thus providing insight into the developmental dynamics of the field. Drawn from a wide range of journals, research monographs, occasional papers and edited volumes, the articles that make up this collection reflect the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of Koranic studies as it stands today. An extensive introduction at the beginning of the first volume draws together the four volumes and places each article in its broader context.
1. Provenance and Transmission 2. Form, Content and Literary Structure 3. The Koran and the Development of the Islamic 'Sciences' 4. Koranic Exegesis