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Wakas

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Book: Understanding Quran: Themes and Style
« on: February 04, 2007, 03:44:30 PM »
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Understanding-Quran-Themes-London-Studies/dp/1860646506

For those of you who have not read it, I recommend it.

Some of it is VERY good, rest is above-average.

The bits I liked were:
examples of logic-based arguments in The Quran
metaphorical nature of the Quranic story of Adam V the more literal story contained in The Bible

Anyone else read it?
All information in my posts is correct to the best of my knowledge only and thus should not be taken as a fact. One should seek knowledge and verify: 17:36, 20:114, 35:28, 49:6, 58:11. My articles

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Re: Book: Understanding Quran: Themes and Style
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2009, 05:57:18 AM »
This book is very expensive (200$ for an used one).
Is it really worth its price ?

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Re: Book: Understanding Quran: Themes and Style
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 11:49:15 AM »
peace,

I am surprised at this book's price on Amazon. It is likely out of print now, hence the price.

In any case, I ALWAYS check abebooks.co.uk and books.co.uk and bookbutler.co.uk for the cheapest price. For example, it can be bought for only $30 using these sites.

If I recall correctly, you live in France. I am sure they have book comparison websites there too. If you cant find it, let me know and I can lend you my copy. If you are interested in reading some Quran analysis books, the first ones I'd probably recommend would be by Toshihiko Izutsu: God and Man in the Koran, and Ethico-Religious concepts in the Koran. His analysis is some of the best I've read. His books are pretty cheap too.
All information in my posts is correct to the best of my knowledge only and thus should not be taken as a fact. One should seek knowledge and verify: 17:36, 20:114, 35:28, 49:6, 58:11. My articles

www.studyQuran.org