AA 5318 Understanding the Qur'an
(Spring) (3 graduate credits)
This study of the Qur’an examines its organization, history of compilation, variant manuscript readings, and major themes. Students will become familiar with the major approaches to its interpretation, the historical subtext in the Qur’an, and how this affects interpretation of key texts that are problematic for adherents to biblical teachings. Practical issues of etiquette, characteristics of various English translations, and how to read the Qur’an will also be studied.