Sinopsis de: "Understanding the Qur Anic Miracle Stories in the Modern Age"
The Quran contains many miracle stories, from Moses's staff turning into a serpent to Mary's conceiving Jesus as a virgin. In Understanding the Quranic Miracle Stories in the Modern Age, Isra Yazicioglu explores the ways in which meaningful implications have been drawn from these apparently strange narratives in both the premodern and modern eras. She fleshes out a fascinating medieval Muslim debate over miracles and connects its insights with early and late modern turning points in Western thought and with contemporary Quranic interpretation. Building on an apparent tension within the Quran and analyzing crucial cases of classical and modern Muslim engagement with these miracle stories, Yazicioglu illustrates how an apparent site of conflict between faith and reason, or revelation and science, can become a site of fruitful exchange.