The Qur'an's Reformation of Judaism and Christianity:

The Qur'an's Reformation of Judaism and Christianity: This volume explores the relationship between the Qur an and the Jewish and Christian traditions, considering aspects of continuity and reform The chapters examine the Qur an s retelling of biblical narratives, as well as its reaction to a wide array of topics that mark Late Antique religious discourse, including eschatology and ritual purity, prophetology and paganism, and heresiology and ChristologyTwelve emerging and established scholars explore the many ways in which the Qur an updates, transforms, and challenges religious practice, beliefs, and narratives that Late Antique Jews and Christians had developed in dialogue with the Bible The volume establishes the Qur an s often unique perspective alongside its surprising continuity with Judaism and Christianity Chapters focus on individual suras and on intra Qur anic parallels, on the Qur an s relationship to pre Islamic Arabian culture, on its intertextuality and its literary intricacy, and on its legal and moral framework It illustrates a move away from the problematic paradigm of cultural influence and instead emphasizes the Qur an s attempt to reform the religious landscape of its timeThe Qur an s Reformation of Judaism and Christianity offers new insight into the Islamic Scripture as a whole and into recent methodological developments, providing a compelling snapshot of the burgeoning field of Qur anic studies It is a key resource for students and scholars interested in religion, Islam, and Middle Eastern Studies

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