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God and Man in the Qur’an : Semantics of the Qur’anic Weltanschauung (Toshihiko IZUTSU)

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IZUTSU (Toshihiko), God and man in the Koran, New York, Books for Libraries, ("Islam"/"Studies in the humanities and social relations. - Tokyo : The Keio institute of cultural and linguistic studies ; v. 5"), 1980, 1ère éd. 1964, 242 p. Bibliogr. Index. ISBN 0-8369-9262-8.


Toshihiko Izutsu fut professeur à l’Institut des études culturelles et linguistiques (Université de Keio à Tokyo), à l’Académie impériale de Philosophie iranienne (Téhéran) et de l’Université Mc Gill (Montréal).


This book might as well have been entitled in a more general way "Semantics of the Qur’an" but for the fact the main part of the present study is almost extensively concerned with the problem of the personal relation between God and man in the Qur’anic worldview. Coming from the pen of the first serious Asian non-Muslim scholar and a Japanese, this book is now available in a new improved edition.

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Book Review by Fazlur Rahman —

"This book, which constitutes volume V of the series Studies in the Humanities and Social Relations of Keio University is written by Professor Toshihiko Izutsu and has emerged out of his lectures at McGill University, Montreal in the spring of 1962 and 1963. Actually, I participated in a seminar given by Dr. Izutsu at McGill during the 1960-61 session where he had tried out some of the ideas contained in this book...Lire la suite

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