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Scripture and the Qurʾān
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Addressing the issue of “scripture” in relation to the Qurʾān is at once a straight-forward and a complicated venture. It is straightforward because in many respects the Qurʾān itself puts forward a generic concept of scripture that is consistent with that widely used today in the general study of religion. It is complicated because it raises numerous questions of historical, sociological…

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Graham, William A., “Scripture and the Qurʾān”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 01 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00180>



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