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Author Reynolds, Gabriel Said,
Title Allah : God in the Qur'an / Gabriel Said Reynolds.
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020]

Author Reynolds, Gabriel Said,
Subject Qurʼan -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
God (Islam)
Description x, 327 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references in notes (pages 265-300) and indexes.
Contents Introduction: God of mercy and vengeance -- Part I: Allah and his book -- Part II: Mercy -- Part III: Vengeance -- Part IV: A personal God -- Epilogue: the Qurʼan on peaceful coexistence.
Summary The central figure of the Qur'an is not Muhammad but Allah. The Qur'an, Islam's sacred scripture, is marked above all by its call to worship Allah, and Allah alone. Yet who is the God of the Qur'an? What distinguishes the qur'anic presentation of God from that of the Bible? In this illuminating study, Gabriel Said Reynolds depicts a god of both mercy and vengeance, one who transcends simple classification. He is personal and mysterious; no limits can be placed on his mercy. Remarkably, the Qur'an is open to God's salvation of both sinners and unbelievers. At the same time, Allah can lead humans astray, so all are called to a disposition of piety and fear. Allah, in other words, is a dynamic and personal God. This eye-opening book provides a unique portrait of the God of the Qur'an. -- Publisher.
ISBN 9780300246582 hardcover
0300246587 hardcover
OCLC # 1140126406

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