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The Mind of the Qur’ān
Chapters in Reflection

ISBN 9781032184739
Published December 20, 2021 by Routledge
210 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1973, this volume consists of a sequence of essays in religious thinking, responsive to the impact of Quranic style and emphasis. It traces the implications of the Qur’ān in the related fields of man and history, evil and forgiveness, unity and worship, wonder and the hallowing of the world. It does so with a critical eye for the classical commentators, three of whom are translated here in their exegesis of three important Surahs. The underlying emphasis of this book is inter-religious converse and responsibility in the contemporary world.

Table of Contents

1. A Reader’s Introduction 2. Having the Text by Heart 3. The Explicit and the Implict 4. The Exegetical Tradition 5. ‘Perhaps…’ 6. The Trouble of Man 7. The Seeking of Forgiveness 8. ‘No God but Thou…’ 9. The Sacramental Earth 10. Desiring the Face of God 11. Directive and Direction.

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Kenneth Cragg