Review of The Qur'an's Self-Image: Writing and Authority in Islam's Scripture by Daniel A. Madigan
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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Cooper, G.M. (2003). Review of Daniel Madigan, The Qur’ân’s Self-Image: Writing and Authority in Islam’s Scripture. (Princeton: 2001). Journal of the American Oriental Society 123, no. 1: 247-248.