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

“Adheres to the Arabic Idiom”: Ludovico Marracci’s Qur’ānic Vulgates

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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Reaching up to early-modern Europe in Chapter 3, Chapter 4 of The Qur’ān & Kerygma stays centered in this era and area, offering a sustained case study involving the 17th-century papal confessor and Qur’ān translator, Ludovico Marracci. Now known for his Alcorani Textus Universus – a Latin rendition of the Muslim scripture published in 1698 – Marracci’s career also included another scriptural translation which forms Chapter 4’s primary focus, reading the 1671 Biblia Sacra Arabica. Translating the Vulgate for Middle Eastern Christians, the Biblia Sacra Arabica emerges as a mirror for Marracci’s Alcorani Textus Universus, not rendering Qur’ānic Arabic into Latin, but rendering Latin into Qur’ānic Arabic, ironically infusing Muslim idioms into this proselytizing Christian translation.

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Einboden, Jeffrey. “Adheres to the Arabic Idiom”: Ludovico Marracci’s Qur’ānic Vulgates. The Qur’ān and Kerygma - Biblical Receptions of the Muslim Scripture across a Millennium. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Nov 2019. ISBN 9781781794111. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=28414. Date accessed: 19 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28414. Nov 2019

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