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Publication de "Mary in the Qur’an: A Literary Reading" (Decembre 2013)

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ABBOUD (Hosn), Mary in the Qur’an. A Literary Reading, Abingdon, Routledge, Routledge Studies in the Qur’an, 224 p. ISBN 978-0-415-72568-2


Hosn Abboud est docteur en Islamologie de l’Université de Toronto. Elle est un spécialiste des écrits féministes arabes de la periode contemporaine. Le present ouvrage a également été publié en arabe (Dar al-Saqi, 2010).


Providing an analysis of the complete story of Mary in its liturgical, narrative and rhetorical contexts, this literary reading is a prerequisite to any textual reading of the Qur’an whether juristic, theological, or otherwise.

intertextuality between the Old Testament, New Testament and the Qur’an.

The Qur’an is an oral event, linguistic phenomenon and great literature. So the application of modern literary theories is essential to have full comprehension of the history of the development of literary forms from pre-Islamic period such as poetry, story telling, speech-giving to the present. In addition, there is a need, from a feminist perspective, to understand in depth why a Christian mother figure such as Mary was important in early Islam and in the different stages of the development of the Qur’an as a communication process between Muhammad and the early Muslim community.

Introducing modern literary theories, gender perspective and feminist criticism into Qur’anic scholarship for the first time, this book will be an invaluable resource for scholars and researchers of Islamic Studies, Qur’anic and New Testament Studies, Comparative Literature and Feminist Theology.

Table des matieres

Introduction: Sources and Methodology

  • 1 Form of Surat Maryam
  • 2 Maryam’s Story
  • 3 Form of the Verse Units of the Infancy Story of Maryam
  • 4 Stylistics analysis of Maryam’s Infancy, Chosenness and Annunciation Scenes, and Isa’s Apostleship and Birth Story
  • 5 The Infancy Story of Maryam
  • 6 Muslim Classical and Modern Exegesis on the Doctrinal Issue of Maryam’s Prophethood

7 Conclusion