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THEO 5554 Encountering the Qur'an: Contexts and Approaches (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Using only English-language sources, this seminar will focus on developing the skills and background needed to understand and reliably interpret the Qur'an in translation. The course will also introduce the traditional contextual materials, such as Prophetic history (Sira, hadith), recitation, "tales of the prophets," textual development, and tafsir. But seminar sessions will focus on close reading and interpretation of selected early (Meccan) Suras.

Instructor(s): James Morris

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17