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  • Author(s):
    Mary F. Thurlkill
    Subject(s):
    Shīʻah--Doctrines--History, Fāṭimah, -632 or 633, Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint--History of doctrines--Middle Ages, 600-1500
    Abstract:

    Chosen among Women: Mary and Fatima in Medieval Christianity and Shi'ite Islam combines historical analysis with the tools of gender studies and religious studies to compare the roles of the Virgin Mary in medieval Christianity with those of Fatima, daughter of the prophet Muhammad, in Shi'ite Islam. The book explores the proliferation of Marian imagery in Late Antiquity through the Church fathers and popular hagiography. It examines how Merovingian authors assimilated powerful quee…

    Date Published:
    2008-01-14
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Record Visibility:
    Public
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Walter H. Wagner
    Subject(s):
    Qur'an--Reading, Qur'an--Criticism, interpretation, etc, Qur'an--History, Qur'an--Hermeneutics
    Abstract:

    Opening the Qur'an can be a bewildering experience to non-Muslim, English-speaking readers. Those who expect historical narratives, stories, or essays on morals are perplexed once they pass the beautiful first Surah, often shocked and then bogged down by Surah 2, and even offended by Surah 3’s strictures against nonbelievers. Walter H. Wagner “opens” the Qur'an by offering a comprehensive and extraordinarily readable, step-by-step introduction to the text, making it …

    Date Published:
    2010-07-02
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Record Visibility:
    Public
    Resource Type
    Book