Textual Relations in the Qur'an: Relevance, Coherence and Structure (Routledge Studies in the Qur'an)

October 31, 2020
Textual Relations in the Qur'an: Relevance, Coherence and Structure (Routledge Studies in the Qur'an)

Representing a new development in the study of Qur'anic text,this book tackles the issue of Qur'anic text structure by fusingthe fields of linguistics and Qur'anic studies.The Qur'an contains many long suras covering diverse topics butwith no apparent common context within which such variety can beexplained. This book proposes a new explanation of Qur'anic textstructure, arguing that the long suras have structure that areexplicable within a framework for the mechanisms of human verbalcommunication. Through a systematic step-by-step analysis of thecognitive process involved in verbal communication andcomprehension of text, this work provides interesting and usefulinsights into methods of analysis, mechanisms and dynamics of theQur'anic text structure.The unique application of a sophisticated linguistic theory tothe Qur'an introduces an entirely new way of reading the Qur'an andwith detailed analysis of two Qur'anic passages the book presents asolid working out of the theory that will be accessible to bothlinguists and scholars of the Qur'an.