Criticism & exegesis of sacred texts

    Scripturalectics: The Management of Meaning

    By Vincent L. Wimbush

    Hardback £58.78

    In this book Vincent Wimbush seeks to problematize what we call "scriptures," a word first used to refer simply to "things written," the registration of basic information. In the modern world the word came to be associated almost exclusively with the center- and power-defining "sacred" texts of "world religions." Wimbush...

    Islam and its Past

    Hardback £59.66

    An edited collection on the historical, religious, and cultural contexts of the origins of the Qur'an.

    JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary

    By Jeffrey K. Salkin

    Paperback Save £2.54 = £22.45

    For too many Jewish young people, bar/bat mitzvah has been the beginning of the end of their Jewish journeys. When students perceive the Torah as incomprehensible or irrelevant, many form the false impression that Judaism has nothing to say to them. The JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in...


    Paperback £10.25

    Focuses the ancient texts known as the Vedas. This volume explores the enigmatic web of ritual and myth that define the Vedas.

    Reading the Qur'an

    By Ziauddin Sardar

    Paperback Save £0.79 = £12.20

    Reads the Qur'an in the context in which the verses were revealed, and, in doing so, highlights the relevance of its teachings today

    Tafsir and Islamic Intellectual History: Exploring the Boundaries of a Genre

    Hardback Save £0.29 = £54.71

    This book constitutes the first comprehensive attempt at describing the genre of Qur'anic exegesis in its broader intellectual context. Its aim is to provide a framework for understanding the boundaries of tafsir and its interaction with other disciplines of learning, as well as the subgenres and internal divisions within the...

    Understanding the Qur'an Today

    By Mahmoud Hussein

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.46

    An international best seller, Understanding the Qur'an Today offers a new perspective on one of the world's most influential texts and adds an invaluable contribution to the debate on Islam and modernity.

    Kabbalah: A Guide for the Perplexed

    By Pinchas Giller

    Paperback Save £0.54 = £14.45

    Offers an introduction to the major elements of the prevalent metaphysical system of Judaism, Kabbalah. This book covers the historical and theoretical essence of Kabbalah, providing a definition of the term and the limitations of what Kabbalah is and is not. It provides an overview of the history of the...

    Reading the Qur\'an

    By Ziauddin Sardar

    Hardback Save £2.54 = £17.46

    Ziauddin Sardar is a world-famous expert on Islam with a track record of accessible books on the subject. His latest book reads the Qur'an in the context in which the verses were revealed, and, in doing so, highlights the relevance of its teachings today.

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