Metaphors of death and resurrection in the Qur'an [electronic resource] : an Intertextual approach with biblical and rabbinic literature / Abdulla Galadari
- Galadari, Abdulla
- London [England] : Bloomsbury Academic, 2021
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations
- Restrictions on Access:
- License restrictions may limit access.
- Introduction -- 1. Concepts of the Afterlife -- 2. Terminologies of Life -- 3. Terminologies of Death -- 4. Death -- 5. Life -- 6. The Vivid Portrayal of Physical Resurrection in Qur'an 2:259 -- 7. The Portrayal of Physical Resurrection in Qur'an 2:260 -- 8. The Metaphor of Physical Resurrections -- 9. The Red Cow and Bringing Back the Dead Conclusion: Death and Resurrection in the Qur'an -- Bibliography -- Index
- "This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. Through extensive textual analysis, this book reveals how various passages of the Qur'an define death and resurrection spiritually or metaphorically. While the Day of Resurrection is a major theme of the Qur'an, resurrection has largely been interpreted as physical, which is defined as bones leaving their graves. However, this book shows that the Qur'an sometimes alludes to death and resurrection in a metaphoric manner ? for example, rebuilding a desolate town, typically identified as Jerusalem, and bringing the Israelite exiles back; thus, suggesting awareness and engagement with Jewish liturgy. Many times, the Qur'an even speaks of non-believers as spiritually dead, those who live in this world, but are otherwise zombies. The author presents an innovative theory of interpretation, contextualizing the Qur'an within Late Antiquity and traces the Qur'anic passages back to their Biblical, extra-biblical and rabbinic subtexts and traditions."--
- 9781350244559 online
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Technical Details:
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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