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Author Amir-Moezzi, Mohammad Ali, author

Title The silent Qurʼan and the speaking Qurʼan : scriptural sources of islam between history and fervor / Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi ; with contributions by Etan Kohlberg and Hasan Ansari ; translated by Eric Ormsby
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
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Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- A Word to the Reader -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Violence and Scripture in the Book of Sulaym ibn Qays -- 2. Qur'anic Recensions and Political Tendencies: Al-Sayyārī and His Book of Revelation and Falsification -- 3. The Necessity of Hermeneutics: On the Qur'anic Commentary of al-Ḥibarī -- 4. The Emergence of Gnosis: A Monograph on Knowledge Compiled by al-Ṣaffār al-Qummī -- 5. Perfecting a Religion: Remarks on al-Kulaynī and His Summa of Traditions -- Epilogue -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary This is the first book to evaluate the writing of Islam's major scriptural sources within the context of the bloody conflicts that surrounded the succession of the Prophet. Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi rebuilds a Shi'ite understanding of Islam's early history and the genesis of its holy scriptures. At the same time, he proposes a fresh interpretative framework for the early history of Islam, isolating the contradictions between Shi'ite and Sunni sources and their contribution to the tensions that rile these groups today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the French
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 20, 2015)
Subject Sulaym ibn Qays, -approximately 705.
Abū Jaʻfar al-Qummī, Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan, -902 or 903.
Ḥibarī, al-Ḥusayn ibn al-Ḥakam, -899 or 900.
Kulaynī, Muḥammad ibn Yaʻqūb, -941?
Sayyārī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, active 9th century.
Qurʼan -- Commentaries -- History and criticism.
Qurʼan -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500
Hadith (Shiites) -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Anṣārī, Ḥasan, 1970 or 1971- contributor
Kohlberg, Etan, contributor
Ormsby, Eric, translator
ISBN 0231540655 (electronic bk)
9780231540650 (electronic bk)
Other Titles Coran silencieux et le coran parlant. English