God in the Qur'an

God in the Qur'an

Book - 2019
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"Reading this book could be a crucial step out of ignorance at a time of rising Islamophobia." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography, an erudite, hugely informative portrait of the God of Islam, the world's second largest, fastest-growing, and perhaps most tragically misunderstood religion.


Who is Allah? What makes Him unique? And what does He ask of those who submit to His teachings? In the spirit of his Pulitzer Prize-winning God, a trailblazing "biography" of the protagonist of the Old Testament, and Christ, his brilliant portrait of biblical Jesus, acclaimed religious scholar Jack Miles undertakes to answer these questions with his characteristic perspicacity, intelligence, and command of the subject. Miles depicts a "character" less mercurial than Yahweh, less ready to forgive than Christ, and yet emphatically part of their traditions. The God of the Qur'an revises and perfects: His purpose is to make whole what had been corrupted or lost from the practices and scriptures of the earlier Abrahamic religions. Setting passages from the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur'an side by side, Miles illuminates what is unique about Allah, His teachings and His temperament, and in doing so revises that which is false, distorted, or simply absent from our conception of the heart of Islam. Miles writes, "I hope [that by reading this book] you may find it a little easier to trust the Muslim next door, thinking of him as someone whose religion, after all, may not be so wildly unreasonable that someone holding to it could not be a trusted friend."

Baker & Taylor
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography comes an informative portrait of the God of Islam, the world’s second largest, fastest-growing and perhaps most tragically misunderstood religion.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents a portrait of the God of Islam, examining his purpose to revise and perfect what has been corrupted or lost from earlier practices and scriptures, discussing what he expects of his followers, and highlighting what is unique about Allah.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
ISBN: 9780307269577
0307269574
Branch Call Number: 297.211 M595g
Characteristics: 241 pages ; 24 cm

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