MUHAMMAD IN THE QURAN
The Task and the Text
MUHAMMAD IN THE QURAN: The Task
and the Text studies the significance of what is known to Muslims
as Tanzil-the classic Islamic understanding of the Quran as
divine revelation committing an eternal Scripture to the Prophet
Muhammad, at intervals over some twenty-three years
of his adult life.
That faith view sets his personality
and his biography at the nerve-centre of the whole so that the Qurans
sequences coincide with the events through which his mind and story
passed between the ages of forty and sixty-three.
How did the text relate to the task,
the task determine the text?
What does the intelligent reception
of the Quran ask of readers now both within and beyond Islam?
Kenneth Cragg served as both scholar and bishop in the lands
of the Middle East and also held academic posts in the UK, Lebanon,
Nigeria and the USA.
He was the author of many studies in
contemporary relations between the Semitic faiths. He was an Honorary
Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, and an Hon. D.D. of the University
of Leeds and former Bye-Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
216 x 135 mm, 224 pages,
ISBN 1 901764 13 3