The Quranic Noah and the Making of the Islamic Prophet. A Study of Intertextuality and Religious Identity Formation in Late Antiquity

The Quranic Noah and the Making of the Islamic Prophet. A Study of Intertextuality and Religious Identity Formation in Late Antiquity

Carlos A. Segovia


nonetheless in its infancy as a result of the overly conservative perspectives and techniques assumed via nearly all of students operating in it because the mid-19th century, the sphere of early Islamic and quranic stories is one during which the very simple questions needs to these days be addressed with choice. for that reason, this ebook attempts to resituate the Qur'?n on the crossroads of the conversations of previous, to which its parabiblical narratives witness, and explores how Muhammad’s snapshot – which used to be it seems that modelled after that of the nameless prophet many times alluded to within the Qur'?n – initially matched that of different prophets and/or charismatic figures particular within the late-antique sectarian milieu out of which Islam progressively emerged. additionally, it contends that the Quranic Noah narratives supply a first-hand window into the making of Muhammad as an eschatological prophet and additional examines their shape, content material, objective, and resources as a method of interpreting the scribal and intertextual nature of the Qur'a?n in addition to the Jewish-Christian history of the messianic controversy that gave beginning to the recent Arab faith. The formerly overlooked view that Muhammad was tentatively regarded as a brand new Messiah demanding situations our universal realizing of Islam’s origins.

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