Short Take: The Study Quran – Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Editor in Chief

At $60, not every bookstore will have this masterly resource on its shelves–but it’s certainly something every good Indie should know about. I suspect at least a few customers will looking for it.

This is the first effort in the West to make available to a wide readership an in-depth exploration of the theological, metaphysical, historical, geographical and linguistic background of the Quranic revelation—all in a new English translation. Seyyed Hossein Nasr and a team of editors offer a critical understanding of the Quran, along with conveying its enduring spiritual power. This is a gorgeously designed, two-color volume that looks likely to be a definitive general reference for some time to come.

This scholarly yet accessible work speaks directly to the tensions and misunderstandings of our gravely polarized world. It should be on the shelves of libraries and universities throughout the English-speaking world. The contributors guide the reader through the intricacies of the sacred text in a way that lays bare the superficiality, selectivity and inaccuracy of some modern interpretations of the Quran at a time when this is sorely needed.”
— Karen Armstrong

“A stupendous achievement! The Study Quran contains everything a reader needs to know about this difficult and beautiful scripture. Muslim readers will benefit as much as non-Muslim readers. The translation is both lucid and eloquent and the extensive commentaries offer continuous insight into the text. Even more impressive, the various essays appended to the book cover virtually every aspect of the Qur’an that a reader needs to know. I believe that this will prove to be the indispensable handbook to the sacred text.”
— Eric Ormsby, Deputy Head of the Department of Academic Research and Publications at The Institute of Ismaili Studies

The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary (9780061125867) by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Editor in Chief. $59.99 hardcover. 11/17/15 on sale.

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