By Garry Wills
Penguin Books |
In this book, America’s leading religious scholar and public intellectual introduces lay readers to the Qur’an with a measured, powerful reading of the ancient text. In What the Qur’an Meant, Garry Wills invites readers to join him as he embarks on a timely and necessary reconsideration of the Qur’an, leading us through perplexing passages with insight and erudition.
In this book Wills, as a non-Muslim with an open mind, reads the Qur’an with sympathy but with rigor, comparing the Qur’an with other sacred books, the Old Testament and the New Testament, to show many parallels between them. What the Qur’an Meant is the opening of a conversation on one of the world’s most practiced religions.