God is beautiful : the aesthetic experience of the Quran

Level B N297.122 /747152 Available
Full title: God is beautiful : the aesthetic experience of the Quran / Navid Kermani ; translated by Toni Crawford.
Alternative titles: Gott ist schön
Main author: Kermani, Navid, 1967-
Other authors: Crawford, Toni
Format: Book           

Summary: "The melodious recitation of the Quran is a fundamental aesthetic experience for Muslims, and the start of a compelling journey of ideas. In this important new book, the prominent German writer and Islamic scholar Navid Kermani considers the manner in which the Quran has been perceived, apprehended and experienced by its recipients from the time of the Prophet to the present day. Drawing on a wide range of Muslim sources, from historians, theologians and philosophers to mystics and literary scholars, Kermani provides a close reading of the nature of this powerful text. He proceeds to analyze ancient and modern testimonies about the impact of Quranic language from a variety of angles. Although people have always reflected on the reception of texts, images and sounds that they find beautiful or moving, Kermani explains that Islam provides a particularly striking example of the close correlation, grounded in a common origin, between art and religion, revelation and poetry, and religious and aesthetic experience." -- from publishers.
Other authors: Crawford, Toni
Language: English
Published: Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2014
Classmark: N297.122 /747152
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 9780745651675