The Banquet: A Reading of the Fifth sura of the Qur'an
The Banquet: A Reading of the Fifth sura of the Qur'an

The Banquet: A Reading of the Fifth sura of the Qur'an

Rhetorica Semitica

RELIGION

568 Pages, 6 x 8.5

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $54.95 (US $54.95) (CA $74.00)

Publication Date: March 2009

ISBN 9781934996058

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Overview

Cuyper's work is a ground-breaking contribution to Islamic-Christian studies and is being warmly received by the Islamic academic community. He applies recent methods of rhetorical textual studies to the analysis of the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, which previously has been seen by many as a fragmented text with little sense of order. He has achieved a systematic and organised reading of the Qur'an text that is in absolute accordance with the Islamic faith, a task that has never before been

Author Biography

Michel Cuypers is specialist on Biblical and Semitic Studies, and a follower of Charles de Foucauld. Cuypers resided in Iran for twelve years, first at a leper colony in Tabriz, and later studying Persian language and literature in Teheran. He obtained a doctorate in Persian literature from the University of Teheran in 1983. He studied Arabic in Syria and Egypt, and in 1989 he moved to Cairo, where he presently resides as a researcher at the Dominican Institute for Eastern Studies. Since 1994 Cuypers has utilized the method of rhetorical analysis on the composition of the Qur an text. His articles and essays are being increasingly appreciated by Muslim scholars.