The Quran: Composition, Collection, and Teachings
Instructors: Dr. Joseph Lumbard, Dr. Maria Dakake
This course introduces students to the collection, compilation and standardization of the Qur’an along with its main features, structure, and themes. We will examine the different interpretive processes and approaches employed by exegetes, from the classical to the modern period, to yield meaning that is relevant to confront theological, legal and social issues. The course will also address the role of the Qur’an in everyday life and thought of a Muslim.