Dye (Guillaume) ed., Early Islam : The Sectarian Milieu of Late Antiquity ?, Bruxelles, Éditions de l’Université de Bruxelles, ("Problèmes d’histoire des religions"), 2023, 282 p. ISBN 978-2-8004-1814-8
Guillaume Dye is Professor in Islamic Studies, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Chair Islam: histoire, cultures et sociétés and Founding Co-Director of the Early Islamic Studies Seminar: International Scholarship on the Qur’ān and Islamic Origins.
In recent, new paradigms have radically altered the historical understanding of the Qur’ān and Early Islam, causing much debate and controversy. This volume gathers select proceedings from the first conference of the Early Islamic Studies Seminar.
These studies explore the history of the Qur’ān and of formative Islam, with the methodological tools set forth in Biblical, New Testament and Apocryphal studies, as well as the approaches used in the study of Second Temple Judaism, Christian and Rabbinic origins. It thereby contributes to the interdisciplinary study of formative Islam as part and parcel of the religious landscape of Late Antiquity.
Method and Theory in the Study of Early Islam
Stephen J. SHOEMAKER
Arabia and the Late Antique East
Greg FISHER and Philip WOOD
Fallen Angels and the Afterlives of Enochic Traditions in Early Islam
Annette Yoshiko REED
Cushions, bottles and roast chickens! More advertising about Paradise
The Seismic Qur’ān: On Collective Memory and Seismic Eschatology in the Qur’ān?
Dating early Qur’anic manuscripts: reading the objects, their texts and the results of their material analysis
Eschatology, Responsories and Rubrics in Eastern Christian Liturgies and in the Qur’ān: Some Preliminary Remarks
Conversion from Jewish and Christian Milieus to Islam and its Influence on the Formation of the Qur’ān
The Qur’anic Mary and the Chronology of the Qur’ān
The Historical-Critical Study of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Scriptures
Isaac W. OLIVER
Christianity in the Arabian Peninsula and possible contexts for the Qur’ān
History, Exegesis, Linguistics: A Preliminary, Multi-Discipline Approach to Ibn Hishām (d. c. 215/830) and al-Ṭabarī (d. 310/923) on the Origins of Islam and the Qur’ān
I thank my dear colleague Guillaume Dye who shared generously the page content of this book.