Middlebury

RELI 0258

The Qur'an

The Qur'an
How was the Qur’an compiled, and who was involved in that process? What does the Qur’an say about Muhammad and the early community of believers? What are some of the different approaches Muslims have developed in approaching the Qur’an? How is the Qur’an different from or similar to other sacred scriptures? We will examine questions like this throughout the first half of the semester. During the second half, we will choose a specific theme such as gender, violence, law, ethics, or aesthetics, to examine the role that the Qur’an has historically played in Muslim cultures and its significance for contemporary religious life. (Juniors and Seniors by waiver) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL MDE PHL
Equivalent Courses:
GSFS 0258

Sections

Spring 2020

RELI0258A-S20 Lecture

Spring 2019

RELI0258A-S19 Lecture (Anzali)

Fall 2014

RELI0258A-F14 Lecture (Anzali)

Fall 2013

RELI0258A-F13 Lecture (Anzali)

Fall 2012

RELI0258A-F12 Lecture (Anzali)

Fall 2011

RELI0258A-F11 Lecture (Madaninejad)