Review of The Qur'an's Self-Image: Writing and Authority in Islam's Scripture by Daniel A. Madigan

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According to Madigan, two influential theories about the kitab that must be rejected are those of G. Widengren and R. Bell. Madigan reminds us that in ancient Near Eastern mythologies writing was a well-established means of communication from God to man.

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