The Blackwell Companion to the Qur'an

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The Blackwell Companion to the Qur'an

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The Blackwell Companion to the Qur’an is a reader’s guide, a true companion for anyone who wishes to read and understand the Qur’an as a text and as a vital piece of Muslim life.

  • Comprises over 30 original essays by leading scholars
  • Provides exceptionally broad coverage - considering the structure, content and rhetoric of the Qur’an; how Muslims have interpreted the text and how they interact with it; and the Qur’an’s place in Islam
  • Features notes, an extensive bibliography, indexes of names, Qur’an citations, topics, and technical terms

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The Blackwell Companion to the Qur’an is the ideal resource for anyone who wishes to read and understand the Qur’an as a text and as a vital piece of Muslim life. The volume is divided into accessible sections, including an initial orientation to the text for the first-time reader. The Companion then goes on to consider:



  • The structure of the Qur’an, asking why it looks the way it does
  • The content of the Qur’an and what the text is about
  • The rhetoric of the Qur’an and how it conveys its message
  • How Muslims have interpreted the text
  • The place of the Qur’an in the religion of Islam
  • The manifestation of the Qur’an in the world.


The main body of the book comprises over 30 original essays written by leading scholars in the field. These are supported by notes, an extensive bibliography, indexes of names, Qur’an citations, topics, and technical terms.

About the Author:

Andrew Rippin is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Professor of Islamic History at the University of Victoria, Canada. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2006.

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