Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 September 2016

495 Pages


ISBN: 9780198783336

Bookseller Code (AO)

The Spirit and the Letter

Approaches to the Esoteric Interpretation of the Qur'an

Edited by Annabel Keeler and Sajjad H. Rizvi

OUP/Institute of Ismaili Studies

Qur'anic Studies Series

  • Focuses on the esoteric interpretation of the Qur'an as a discipline, showing its place among the wider Islamic exegetical sciences.
  • Shows the richness of Muslim exegetical tradition.
  • Brings together Sunni, Shi'a, mystical and philosophical approaches, and shows how much these approaches share at an intellectual and spiritual level.
  • Covers a broad sweep of Islamic intellectual history from the ninth century to the present day.