Bible and Qur'an: Approaches to Scriptural Intertextuality

EMB2903HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/04/22
Offered in Summer 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is an introduction to the Qur'an and will focus on how scholars have read its relationship to the Bible.  Medieval and modern approaches to the Qur'an's "Biblical" material will be examined, as in the works of Tabari, Ibn Kathir, Abraham Geiger, W. St. Clair Tisdall, Angelika Neuwirth and others.  Students will learn the difference between author- and reader-oriented approaches, influence theory and intertextuality, and how different presuppositions can impact how the relationship between the texts is read.  Focused study sessions will allow students to explore short primary texts in translation.  Knowledge of Arabic, Hebrew and other primary languages is neither expected nor required.  Lectures, test, papers.

Schedule: Monday, Thursday, 09:00 to 12:00 · Begins: 05/27 · Ends: 06/21
Schedule Notes: May 27 - June 21
Instructors: Nevin Reda
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: May 7, 2010 / Withdrawal Deadline: June 3, 2010

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