REL 3025 - The Qur'an

An overview of the central religious text in Muslim societies, the Qur'an. In it the major Qur'anic themes are outlined and the historical and cultural context of its creation is described. It provides a close look into the multiple interpretations that have brought the Qur'an to life in social action. The course also goes beyond the text itself to look at the Qur'an as it is utilized in ritual and practice as well as in art and architecture.

Credits: 4 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area IV: Other Cultures and Civilizations.

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