The Qur’ān and Kerygma - Biblical Receptions of the Muslim Scripture across a Millennium - Jeffrey Einboden

The Qur’ān and Kerygma - Biblical Receptions of the Muslim Scripture across a Millennium - Jeffrey Einboden

“Verily have I Found Allāh Oft-Returning”: The Qur’ānic Poetics of Sulaimān al-Ghazzī

The Qur’ān and Kerygma - Biblical Receptions of the Muslim Scripture across a Millennium - Jeffrey Einboden

Jeffrey Einboden [+-]
Northern Illinois University
Jeffrey Einboden is Professor of 19th-century American Literature and Comparative Literature at Northern Illinois University, and author of Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature in Middle Eastern Languages (Edinburgh University Press 2013); Islam and Romanticism: Muslim Currents from Goethe to Emerson (Oneworld 2014); and The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture (Oxford University Press, 2016). His research into Islamic sources and the Western canon has appeared in journals including Milton Quarterly, Translation and Literature, Middle Eastern Literatures, and the Journal of Qur’anic Studies; in 2006, his “The Genesis of Weltliteratur: Goethe’s West-östlicher Divan and Kerygmatic Pluralism” (Literature and Theology; 2005) was named by OUP as one of the “100 seminal articles” published by Oxford Journals in the past century.

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Shifting from poetic translation to personal autobiography, Chapter 2 advances forward two centuries, reading the 11th-century Dīwān of Palestinian lyricist and Orthodox bishop, Sulaimān al-Ghazzī. Confessional in poetics and polemics, al-Ghazzī’s qaṣā’id are yet shaped by Qur’ānic contributions, voicing their Christian apologetics in verses that ironically echo the Muslim scripture. Recalling al-Qūṭī’s psalter in their ecumenical audacity and aesthetics, al-Ghazzī’s Arabic compositions are, however, uniquely individual, inscribing Qur’ānic fragments into Christian odes that are not only doctrinally concerned, but also intimate in experience.

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Einboden, Jeffrey. “Verily have I Found Allāh Oft-Returning”: The Qur’ānic Poetics of Sulaimān al-Ghazzī. The Qur’ān and Kerygma - Biblical Receptions of the Muslim Scripture across a Millennium. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2019. ISBN 9781781794111. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=28412. Date accessed: 21 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28412. Oct 2019

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