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x, 262 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -251) and index.
God speaks to humanity -- The Prophet conveys the message -- The voice and the pen -- Blessed words : the Qur'an and culture -- What God really means : interpreting the Qur'an -- Conclusion : listening for God.
Provides an introduction to the Koran, examining the doctrines contained in the book at the heart of Muslim life, an explanation of their significance to individual Muslims, and a discussion of the Koran's place in Muslim society.