[Reading] ➷ The Quran By Bruce B. Lawrence – Ivogue.co.uk

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.


10 thoughts on “The Quran

  1. says:

    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 correct for the way it is pronounced on the audio recordings of the book I suspect that maybe Qur an is closer to the way it may be pronounced in Arabic It seems to me that the English Language has...


  2. says:

    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 differ...


  3. says:

    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 vie...


  4. says:

    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 ex...


  5. says:

    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 summar...


  6. says:

    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...


  7. says:

    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 oppo...


  8. says:

    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.


  9. says:

    No heavy lifting here So far, this is the weakest I have read in Atlantic s Books That Changed the World line, however it is an adequate, light read for a holiday morning.


  10. says:

    The book does not serve the purpose of introducing the Quran especially to the non muslims, who have a very worng undersatnding of THE BOOK THAT CHANGED THE WORLD.