Author Topic: A Qur'anic Apocalypse: A Reading of the Thirty-three Last Surahs of the Qur'an  (Read 95 times)


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Salam alaykoum,

For your information, this is a great news for those who read English : The main work and study of Michel Cuypers is now available in English, but not for free.

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The present volume closes a trilogy devoted to the exegesis of the Qur'an analyzed according to the principles of Semitic rhetoric, a method of textual analysis developed in the field of biblical studies. It studies the shortest surahs of the Qur'an, which are traditionally dated to the beginnings of the preaching of Muhammad in Mecca. The reference to the initial vision of Muhammad in Surah 81, the point of departure for his career as Prophet, provides the starting point of the study of this group of surahs. The analysis shows that the redactors who assembled the textual fragments of the Qur'an into a book were guided by precise intentions. In the end, it is these intentions that the rhetorical analysis of the text enables us to discover and better understand.

God bless you all.