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An Anthropology of the Qur'an


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Part 1 1. Religion, the Holy and the Sacred: An Anthropological Perspective 2. Al-Quddus (The Holy) and Transcendental Ecart in the Qur'an 3 Ontological Distinction of the Holy and the Sacred in the Qur'an 4. Transcendence and Divine Freedom in the Qur'an 5 Tawhid, God, the Qur'an, and Being 6 Al-Quddus and Divine Otherness 7 Tawhidic Authorizing Discourses and the Inversion of al-Quddus 8 The Qur'an and the Tawhidic Sublimation of the Sunna 9 The Qur'an, Muhammad, and the Disclosure of the Holy; 10 The Qur'an, the Sunna, and Authority in Modern Islam Part 2 11 Gender: The Tawhidic Sexual Morality 12 HILM: The Forgotten Ethics of Islam 13 The Qur'an and Islamic Art 14 Riba (Usury): Economic Excess and Excessive Morality

About the Author

Ahmed Achrati holds an LL.B from the University of Oran, Algeria, an LL.M from New York University School of Law, and a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania. He continues to do research in anthropology and prehistoric rock art. Currently, he teaches courses on the Qur'an and Modern Society and Prehistoric Rock Art at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the Washington, DC, area.

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