The Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an is the first comprehensive reference work on the Qur'an, Islam's primary religious text, to appear in any Western language, and should be considered a major work in Islamic studies scholarship. It is a fully international work, having over 200 scholars from around the world collaborate on almost 1,000 entries. Both Muslim and non-Muslim approaches to the Qur'an are featured, and extensive reference is made to the classical, and contemporary Islamic exegetical tradition.
The work is intended for specialists in Arabic and Islamic studies as well as scholars in such fields as biblical studies, medieval history, and comparative literature, making it the ideal offering for both academic and public libraries.
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"McAuliffe's encyclopedia promises to become the central English-language reference work for quaranic studies. The roster of prominent Muslim and non-Muslim contributors at major universities (primarily in the U.S. and Europe) underscores the encyclopedia's commitment to academic rigor. Enthusiastically recommended for all readership levels."
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