Auto-Referentiality of the Qur’anic Text

Boiliveau_Coran par lui meme coverIn the latest installment of IQSA’s Review of Qur’anic Research 1, no. 4, Dr. Michel Cuypers reviews Anne-Sylvie Boisliveau’s La Coran par lui-même: Vocabulaire et argumentation du discours coranique autoréférentiel (Leiden: Brill, 2014). The book is the latest and fullest study of “what the Qur’an says about itself.” Situated within the current of synchronic studies of the Qur’anic text, Boisliveau’s approach combines the ancient exegetical principle of explaining the Qurʾan by the Qurʾan with a rigorous modern critical method.

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