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Title: Islam: Essays on Scripture, Thought and Society: A Festschrift in Honour of Anthony H. Johns
Author: Riddell, Peter G Tony Street, (eds)
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1997
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004106925
Volumes: 1; Pages: xliv, 362
List Price in Cloth: $214.00 Our price: $181.99
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This volume comprises seventeen articles on various aspects of Islamic Studies, brought together to celebrate the scholarly work of Professor A. H. Johns, which spans Islam of the medieval Middle East and Islam in Southeast Asia. The first part of the book contains nine articles which deal with Islam as a scriptural religion, concerned to revere and interpret the Qur'an, and promote the spread and doctrinal purity of Islam. Subjects included are Qur'anic exegesis, problems of translating the Qur'an into Chinese, and analyses of the theological reasoning used by Muslim scholars.The second part of the book contains eight articles which deal with Islam in Southeast Asia, especially Japanese Islam and modern articulations of Islam inspired by Muhammad 'Abduh. Subjects dealt with include the Islamisation of the Japanese Court, and the impact of the journal al-Manar on religious discussion in the archipelago.