With Reverence for the Word

With Reverence for the Word : Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

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This volume represents the first trilateral exploration of medieval scriptural interpretation. Judasim, Christianity, and Islam are often characterized as religio-cultural siblings, traditions whose origins can be traced to the same geographical region and whose systems of belief and institutional structures share much in common. A particularly important point of commonality is the emphasis that each of these traditions places upon the notion of divine revelation, especially as codified in the text. During the medieval period the three exegetical traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam produced a vast literature, one of great diversity but also one of numerous cross-cultural similarities. The three sections of this book, each of which begins with an introduction to one of these exegetical traditions, explore this rich heritage of biblical and quar'anic interpretation.show more

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  • Hardback | 506 pages
  • 160 x 230 x 42mm | 997.9g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 3 tables
  • 0195137272
  • 9780195137279

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For anyone involved in 'scriptual reasoning' or 'meetings for better understanding' with those of other faiths, or for those interested in the middle ages, this could be a valuable volume to dip into. * Dr Lee Gatiss, Churchman * With Reverence for the Word is both a readable and informative collection of essays important for the study of medieval scriptural exegesis. * Shari L. Lowin, Journal of Near Eastern Studies * The utmost accomplishment of the book is the contributions themselves, many of which are scholarly gems. * Journal of the American Oriental Society *show more

Table of contents

PART ONE: MEDIEVAL JEWISH BIBLICAL EXEGESIS; PART TWO: MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL EXEGESIS; PART THREE: MEDIEVAL EXEGESIS OF THE QUR'ANshow more

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