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The Quran Few books in history have been as poorly understood as the Qur an Sent down in a series of revelations to the Prophet Muhammad, the Qur an is the unmediated word of Allah, a ritual, political, and legal authority, an ethical and spiritual guide, and a literary masterpiece In this book, one of the launch titles in Atlantic Monthly Press Books That Changed the World series, the distinguished historian of religion Bruce Lawrence shows precisely how the Qur an is Islam He describes the origins of the faith and assesses its tremendous influence on today s societies and politics Above all, Lawrence emphasizes that the Qur an is a sacred book of signs that has no single message It is a book that demands interpretation and one that can be properly understood only through its history Bruce Lawrence s work is a beautifully written and, in these increasingly troubled times, invaluable introduction to and exploration of the core sacred text of Islam. Best Read eBook The Quran By Bruce B. Lawrence – wholesalesweetshop.co.uk

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  1. I read this book to give myself some background in the history of the Koran Qur an before reading it I would never read the Koran Qur an on my own, but a book discussion group I belong to selected it for reading This book, The Qur an A Biography kept using terms and expressions that were unfamiliar to me I was expecting a biography to explain things better and not create needless additional questions.To start off Who came up with the spelling of Qur an I thought the correct spellin I read this book to give myself some background in the history of the Koran Qur an before reading it I would never read the Koran Qur an on my own, but a book discussion group I belong to selected it for reading This book, The Qur an A Biography kept using terms and expressions that were unfamiliar to me I was expecting a biography to explain things better and not create needless additional questions.To start off Who came up with the spelling of Qur an I thought the correct spelling was Koran, which is phonetically...

  2. If you re looking for a summary of or guide to the Qur an, this book probably isn t it This concept of a biography of a book is not unique to this particular book, but it is somewhat new It s been effectively applied to several historic books but perhaps nowheresuccessfully than here.The Quran a Biography, by Bruce Lawrence, is part of a series called Books That Shook the World which is being published currently by the Atlantic Monthly The Book of Mormon A Biography, on the other hand If you re looking for a summary of or guide to the Qur an, this book probably isn t it This concept of a biography of a book is not unique to this particular book, but it is somewhat new It s been effectively applied to several historic books but perhaps nowheresuccessfully than here.The Quran a Biography, by Bruce Lawrence, is part of a series called Books That Shook the World which is being published currently by the Atlantic Monthly The Book of Mormon A Biography, on the other hand, is a part of Princeton University s Lives of Great Religious Books series But I understand that Bruce Lawr...

  3. Over the past few years, I have read about a dozen popular books on the Hebrew Bible All or almost all of the authors are Jews one is a convert to Judaism yet they are not fundamentalists In their books, they explain why scholars now think that the first five books of the Hebrew Bible were written not by a single person at once, but by different people over centuries in different dialects of Hebrew that the story of the Exodus is wildly anachronistic, and is supported by absolutely no arche Over the past few years, I have read about a dozen popular books on the Hebrew Bible All or almost all of the authors are Jews one is a convert to Judaism yet they are not fundamentalists In their books, they explain why scholars now think that the first five books of the Hebrew Bible were written not by a single person at once, but by different people over centuries in different dialects of Hebrew that the story of the Exodus is wildly anachronistic, and is supported by absolutely no archeological evidence that the Masoretic text of the Hebrew Bible comes from manuscripts written about 1000 CE, and the Dead Sea Scrolls, which are far older, are sometimes textually closer to the Septuagint I wanted to read a similar book about the Quran how do we know its text, how confident we are in that it was actually dictated by Muhammed, what the retellings of the Biblical stories in it show about its composition However, this is the worst book to use for this p...

  4. Why i read this book First, is because i have to translate this book into Indonesian Yup, i m the translator of this book in Indonesia.This book told us about how Western s scholar think about this holy book of Islam It summarize how mo...

  5. A good collection of a wide range of references for interested people to investigate further Obviously the first few chapters are very familiar to most Muslims, later chapters discuss a lot of different perspectives, and views and interpretations of various scholars Not surprisingly, the nam...

  6. If you re looking for a summary of or guide to the Qur an, this book probably isn t it This concept of a biography of a book is not unique to this particular book, but it is somewhat new It s been effectively applied to several historic books but perhaps nowheresuccessfully than here.The Quran a Biography, by Bruce Lawrence, is part of a series called Books That Shook the World which is being published currently by the Atlantic Monthly The Book of Mormon A Biography, on the other hand If you re looking for a summary of or guide to the Qur an, this book probably isn t it This concept of a biography of a book is not unique to this particular book, but it is somewhat new It s been effectively applied to several historic books but perhaps nowheresuccessfully than here.The Quran a Biography, by Bruce Lawrence, is part of a series called Books That Shook the World which is being published currently by the Atlantic Monthly The Book of Mormon A Biography, on the other hand, is a part of Princeton University s Lives of Great Religious Books series But I understand that Bruce Lawrence will be adding a title about the Quran to this series, as well It will be interesting to see how it differs from his Books That Shook the World volume.I read the Qur an biography right around the same time I read the Book of Mormon biography, and I have ...

  7. This book was downright aggravating The author basically told of the origins of the Koran and all it s beginnings What was irritating was the attempt at making an idiotic religion based as much around violence as anything else seem like it was in fact a good thing He managed to strategically leave out pretty much all of the details that make Islam look bad When the author did put in any information that could cast Islam in a negative light he made his best attempt to apologetically explain i This book was downright aggravating The author basically told of the origins of the Koran and all it s beginnings What was irritating was the attempt at making an idiotic religion based as much around violence as anything else seem like it was in fact a good thing He managed to strategically leave out pretty much all of the details that make Islam look bad When the author did put in any information that could cast Islam in a negative light he made his best attempt to apologetically explain it away with hypothetical and general spin to turn it around He even talked about Bin Laden and tried to explain why he was basically not following Islam at all but his own psychotic and totally made up views I find this funny since he seems to have so many followers and so few who will outright oppose him in any way This book is as ridiculous as the religion it is attempting to explain Anybody who has read the Koran and then this book and goes in with any sort of background kno...

  8. Yes, the Quran is a book that shook the world But THIS book by Bruce Lawrence, well, it won t move the world a whit Not even ruffle any feathers at that.Sorry Mr Lawrence, your book had no impact It didn t even live up to the title of being a biography As an introduction t...

  9. I was looking for an exegetic historical explanation of the Qur an This is not it It addresses the current concerns about Islam as a violent religion in its preface and throughout, but it only addresses the ideal as opposed to the schools of...

  10. Lawrence, the author of this Quran biography obviously knows his stuff But I can t help wondering who is this book for The history is simple enough that any Muslim would already know it, and yet for those of us not muslim I was left wanting forinformation.