The Early Revelations
Millions Pray for a Quick Rapture and Destruction of Planet Earth
the Qurıan is a major event in religious publishing. Michael Sells
has captured the complexity, power and poetry of the early surahs,
or chapters, of the Qurıan, the sacred scripture of Islam. Approaching
the Qurıan presents brilliant translations of the short, hymmic
surahs associated with the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad.
explores the danger posed by Christian fundamentalism - a doctrine
that is sweeping America. Leaders of the doctrine proclaim that
God wants - even demands - that Planet Earth be destroyed in our
generation. Adherents to this doctrine are said to constitute the
fastest growing movement in Christianity today
book, based on references from the Qur'an and Hadith, explains the
theory and interpretation of Islamic law. Combining ethics, epistemology
and moral philosophy, it sets a tempo for a healthy dialogue between
tradition and modernity.