God is Beautiful

The Aesthetic Experience of the Quran

The melodious recitation of the Quran is a fundamental aesthetic experience for Muslims, and the start of a compelling journey of ideas. In this important 'Lees meer…


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  • Uitgeverij: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publicatiedatum: 19 december 2014
  • Boek - HARDCOVER
  • Pagina's: 464
  • ISBN: 9780745651675




<P>This outstanding work fills a major lacuna in both the study of the Qur'an as scripture and the study of Muslim faith, practice, and sprituality. It is an estimable scholarly and intellectual accomplishment that will be of significant interest to any student of Islam or the general history of religion. -&nbsp;William Graham, Harvard University </P><br /><P>Navid Kermani, himself an highly accomplished and honored writer of artistic prose, sets out to (and succeeds) in articulating the Muslim response to the Qur'an as a work of inimitable beauty, a beauty, moreover, that is only available to those capable of reading it in Arabic. Reading Kermani has opened me up to an even greater appreciation than ever of the Muslim tradition and awakened in me an even greater desire to someday read the Qur'an in Arabic. The book is anything but a "fundamentalist" defense of the Qur'an on aesthetic terms but rather a beautiful evocation of the meaning of that beauty for Muslims in the past and today. - Daniel Boyarin, University of California</P>

Over de auteur

Navid Kermani is a writer and Islamic scholar who lives in Cologne, Germany. He has been awarded numerous prizes for his literary and academic work, the most recent being the Buber-Rosenzweig Medal in 2011. This work was translated by Tony Crawford
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