For Westerners the Qur'an is a deeply international booklet. Christians who enterprise inside of this sacred scripture of Islam stumble upon an international the place echoes of biblical figures and topics resound. however the Qur'an speaks in accents and varieties 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 concepts 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 international 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 interact 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 advisor should you are looking to discover the holy ebook of Islam in its assorted features.

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