Review of Qur’anic Research, Vol. 6 no. 4 (2020)


In the latest installment of the Review of Qur’anic Research (Vol. 6, no.4), David Marshall (The World Council of Churches) reviews Mark Durie’s The Qur’an and Its Biblical Reflexes (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018).

BibReflexesIn his review, Marshall writes “Mark Durie’s ‘The Qur’an and Its Biblical Reflexes’ is a highly original work and a substantial contribution to the field of Qurʾānic Studies. He engages with a great deal of secondary literature, but his study is also based on extensive direct reading of the text of the Qurʾān itself, so there is nothing second-hand about his approach. He presses everything he uses into the service of a very distinctive argument, so that what he says of the Qurʾān could also be said of his own work: it marches to the beat of its own drum. Durie writes clearly and engagingly, regularly re-stating his aims and recapitulating his developing argument…

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