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Author Reynolds, Gabriel Said, author.

Title Allah : God in the Qur'an / Gabriel Said Reynolds.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  297.2 REYNOLDS    Check Shelf
Description x, 327 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references in notes (pages 265-300) and indexes.
Summary The central figure of the Qur'an is not Muhammad but Allah. The Qur'an, Islam's sacred scripture, is marked above all by its call to worship Allah, and Allah alone. Yet who is the God of the Qur'an? What distinguishes the qur'anic presentation of God from that of the Bible? In this illuminating study, Gabriel Said Reynolds depicts a god of both mercy and vengeance, one who transcends simple classification. He is personal and mysterious; no limits can be placed on his mercy. Remarkably, the Qur'an is open to God's salvation of both sinners and unbelievers. At the same time, Allah can lead humans astray, so all are called to a disposition of piety and fear. Allah, in other words, is a dynamic and personal God. This eye-opening book provides a unique portrait of the God of the Qur'an. -- Publisher.
Contents Introduction: God of mercy and vengeance -- Part I: Allah and his book -- Part II: Mercy -- Part III: Vengeance -- Part IV: A personal God -- Epilogue: the Qurʼan on peaceful coexistence.
Subject Qurʼan -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
God (Islam)
Qurʼan. (OCoLC)fst01842877
God (Islam) (OCoLC)fst00944142
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
ISBN 9780300246582 (hardcover)
0300246587 (hardcover)
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