by Bruce Lawrence
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An authoritative introduction to the sacred text reveals how it represents Islam, describing the origins of the faith in seventh-century Arabia while offering insight into how the Qur®an remains a pivotal influence on modern society and politics.
March 7, 2007 In the second of a series on "Books That Changed the World," professor Bruce Lawrence discusses his new biography of the Koran, where he introduces readers to the text, its historical context and the individuals who played critical roles in the evolution of Islam.
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