Andrew G. Bannister's An Oral-Formulaic Study of the Qur'an PDF

By Andrew G. Bannister

ISBN-10: 0739183575

ISBN-13: 9780739183571

ISBN-10: 1498557104

ISBN-13: 9781498557108

The Qur’an makes huge use of older spiritual fabric, tales, and traditions that predate the origins of Islam, and there has lengthy been a fierce debate approximately how this fabric came upon its method into the Qur’an. This particular publication argues that this debate has mostly been characterised through a failure to totally savor the Qur’an as a predominately oral product.

Using leading edge automated linguistic research, this learn demonstrates that the Qur’an screens some of the symptoms of oral composition which were present in different conventional literature. while one then combines those automated effects with different clues to the Qur’an’s origins (such because the demonstrably oral tradition that either predated and preceded the Qur’an, in addition to the “folk reminiscence” within the Islamic culture that Muhammad was once an oral performer) those a number of traces of proof converge and element to the realization that enormous parts of the Qur’an must be understood as being developed stay, in oral performance.

Combining old, linguistic, and statistical research, a lot of it made attainable for the 1st time because of new automated instruments built particularly for this booklet, Bannister argues that the results of orality have lengthy been missed in reviews of the Qur’an. via moving the Islamic scripture firmly again into an oral context, one earnings either a clean appreciation of the Qur’an by itself phrases, in addition to a clean knowing of the way Muhammad used early non secular traditions, retelling previous stories afresh for a brand new audience.

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