Our special guest is Mark Anderson, author of The Qur’an in Context: A Christian Exploration. For most Westerners, the Qur’an is a deeply foreign book. Christians who venture within this sacred scripture of Islam encounter a world where echoes of biblical figures and themes resound. But the Qur’an speaks in accents and forms that defy our expectations. For it captures an oral recitation of an open-ended drama, one rooted in seventh-century Arabia. Its context of people, events and ideas strikes us not only as poetically allusive but as enigmatic. And yet the Qur’an and its contested interpretations scroll in shadowed text between the headlines of our daily news.

In The Qur’an in Context Mark Anderson offers a gateway into the original world and worldview of the Qur’an. With keen attention to the Qur’an’s character, reception and theology, he opens up a hermeneutical space for Christians and others to engage its fabric of religious claims. The Qur’an’s theology, anthropology, soteriology, spirituality as well as its portrayal of Jesus are all carefully examined. Finally, the Qur’an’s claim to be the Bible’s sequel is probed and evaluated.

Forthright in Christian conviction and yet sympathetically open to dialogue, The Qur’an in Context is a reliable guide for those who want to explore the holy book of Islam in its varied facets.

One comment on “A Christian exploration of the Qur’an

  1. Vadim Bykov - Listowski says:

    Sir, I have the New Reading (Quran) from the God Now in manuscripts in Rhyme by One Old Man Vasily Probatov (1866-1956) was founded in Stalinizm Genocide from Ussr at 1926-1937. Its the Miracle, but The People like a Myth’s, many 800 translated books old dead imperia’s, kings not The God’s Spirit LIVE! Im real russian messian’s hystory scjentist and One Owner in the world who have at home the New Quran, Tere-Thora, The Logos as Issa bin Mariam who go in Siria now for Jugdment Day for A Vote the Mahdy like Lead Army of God now. I have the Scripters on rhyme 500 page as the 4th Gospel’s and The Psalter. FYI My unckle soviet academition-oriental-scientist Yury Buriakov from Ussr (Uzbekistan) Samarkand has a Real Quran by Osman near 30 year ago at workplace. Real hystory of all Quran was founded as Runic and Qufic Book by The Hanif-Turk from the Great Steppe. The arabian language not founded in 7th centure)), the real author of “Quran” by Osman, Omar was guy like Ezid, after may be poet Firdousy in Imleria sultan’s Muhammed the Great (1035 year near) from Gazny! He is tve real prototype the Mahomet like sultan and warrior from old Myth). I have at home the 12volume from Book “Christos” by the Great russian-soviet academition Nikolay Alexander Morozov ( 1907-1936 was printed as serial in 12 volume). In this Book vol 6 we have Full hystory the Magomet and full a bibliographia old book from 19-20 centure and full analisys on astronomy, chronology, geology and other about this the myth. Now We have real documents at 2009 year from Iranian Qum city where russian scientist Murad Adji saw old Runic Quran. FYI

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