RLGA02H3 Lecture Notes - Polemic, Medina

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In sufi tradition; inner struggle of each individual to live up to the expectations of god (temptation; physical) Apologetics: defending religion at the expense of another. Allah; same god as in judaism and christianity. ^seen as a continuation of the tradition completion= perfection; earlier revelations were corrupted over time and hence the need for another one (islam develops qur"an) meta-textual self referential; qualifies itself as the perfect book. Qur"an is argumentative; takes other perspectives into account and argues it (technically arguing itself) Qur"an is exhortative; pushing others to change, sense of urgency (similar to. Christianity) to repent sins as soon as possible 7th ce spreads into 9th/10th heavenly tablet exists to secure the authority. Qur"an finished by time of uthman (3rd caliph) Qur"an structure/form longest to shortest (except first chapter) Christians attack structure of document because they"re used to narratives; quran doesn"t use narratives a lot.

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