The Resource God in the Qur'an, Jack Miles

God in the Qur'an, Jack Miles

Label
God in the Qur'an
Title
God in the Qur'an
Statement of responsibility
Jack Miles
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Who is Allah? What makes Him unique? And what does He ask of those who submit to His teachings? The God of the Qur'an revises and perfects: His purpose is to make whole what had been corrupted or lost from the practices and scriptures of the earlier Abrahamic religions. Setting passages from the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur'an side by side, Miles illuminates what is unique about Allah, His teachings and His temperament, and in doing so revises that which is false, distorted, or simply absent from our conception of the heart of Islam. -- adapted from jacket
  • "Jack Miles, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography, now gives us a deeply probing, revelatory portrait of the God of Islam, the world's second largest, fastest-growing, and perhaps most tragically misunderstood religion. Who is Allah? What does He ask of those who submit to His teachings? In the spirit of his two earlier books, God, a trailblazing 'biography' of the protagonist of the Old Testament, and Christ, a brilliant portrait of the biblical Jesus, Miles undertakes to answer these questions with his characteristic sensitivity, perspicacity, and prodigious command of the subject. Miles introduces us to a figure less mercurial than Yahweh, less contrarian than Christ, and yet emphatically of a piece with their tradition. The God of the Qur'an revises and perfects: His purpose is to make whole what had been corrupted or lost from the practices and scriptures of the earlier Abrahamic religions. Miles sets passages from the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur'an side by side, including such touchstones as the stories of creation, of Cain and Abel, of Abraham and Isaac, of Moses and the exodus from Egypt, and of the birth of Jesus. In doing so, he illuminates what is unique about Allah, His teachings, and His resolutely merciful temperament, and he thereby reveals that which is false, distorted, or simply absent from the popular conception of the heart of Islam. So, too, do we discover the spiritual and scriptural continuity of the Islamic tradition with those of Judaism and Christianity, and the deep affinities among the three. 'I hope,' Miles writes, that by reading this book 'you may find it a little easier to trust the Muslim next door as a man or woman whose religion, after all, may not be so wildly unreasonable that someone holding to it could not be a trusted friend.'"--Dust jacket
Summary
Who is Allah? What makes Him unique? And what does He ask of those who submit to His teachings? In the spirit of his Pulitzer Prize-winning God, a trailblazing "biography" of the protagonist of the Old Testament, and Christ, his brilliant portrait of biblical Jesus, acclaimed religious scholar Jack Miles undertakes to answer these questions with his characteristic perspicacity, intelligence, and command of the subject
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Writing style
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10741673
Cataloging source
DLC
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1942-
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Miles, Jack
Dewey number
297.2/11
Index
index present
LC call number
BP134.G6
LC item number
M55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
God (Islam)
Target audience
adult
Label
God in the Qur'an, Jack Miles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Of God, religion, and the violence of sacred scripture -- Adam and his wife -- Adam's son and his brother -- Noah -- Abraham and his father -- Abraham and his sons -- Joseph -- Moses -- Jesus and his mother -- Afterword: on the QurÊ1⁄4an as the word of God -- Appendix: Of satan and the afterlife in the Bible and the QurÊ1⁄4an
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780307269577
Lccn
2018005105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1023813973
  • (OCoLC)on1023813973
  • 606253
Label
God in the Qur'an, Jack Miles
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Of God, religion, and the violence of sacred scripture -- Adam and his wife -- Adam's son and his brother -- Noah -- Abraham and his father -- Abraham and his sons -- Joseph -- Moses -- Jesus and his mother -- Afterword: on the QurÊ1⁄4an as the word of God -- Appendix: Of satan and the afterlife in the Bible and the QurÊ1⁄4an
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780307269577
Lccn
2018005105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1023813973
  • (OCoLC)on1023813973
  • 606253

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