Prologue: Inviting Prophets and Entertaining Comparisons
Prophecy and Power: Muhammad and the Qur'an in Light of Comparison - Muhammad and the Qur’an in the Light of Comparison - Marilyn Robinson Waldman †
Marilyn Robinson Waldman † [+]
Marilyn Robinson Waldman (1943-1996), the last graduate student of Marshall G.S. Hodgson from the University of Chicago, taught at Ohio State University, where she established the Religious Studies Program and also served as Director of the Center for Comparative Studies. Her research covered the areas of Islamic historiography, the history of religions, and comparative humanities.
The author explains the reasons for her interest in studying the category of prophecy and discusses her views of the nature of comparison as an academic endeavour.