Bible and Qur'an: Approaches to Scriptural Intertextuality

EMB2903HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2010/01/06
Offered in Winter 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. It will familiarize students with the hallmarks of both traditional and western scholarships, covering topics such as the collection of the Qur'an, intertextuality, and Jesus in the Qur'an. Medieval and modern approaches to the Qur'an's "Biblical" material will also be examined. 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 and Hebrew, though helpful to the individual student, is neither expected nor required. Lectures; mid-term test, papers.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Nevin Reda
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5

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