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 †

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 †

Comparatively Speaking: Qur’anic Comparison as a Modality of Change

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.

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An investigation into various rhetorical strategies of comparison used in the Qur'an to dismiss the claims of Muhammad’s rejecters in order to uphold the integrity of Muhammad and his message. The author shows how In qur’anic discourse, the identity of Muhammad emerges largely from comparisons within a system of what she has called privileging communication. The comparisons occur throughout the qur’anic conversation between Allah and a fluid set of antagonists among Muhammad’s audience.

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Waldman, Marilyn Robinson . Comparatively Speaking: Qur’anic Comparison as a Modality of Change. Prophecy and Power: Muhammad and the Qur'an in Light of Comparison - Muhammad and the Qur’an in the Light of Comparison. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 47-78 Aug 2012. ISBN 9781781790304. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19819. Date accessed: 11 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19819. Aug 2012

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