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p. 10910. The Koran as an object of dogmalocked

  • Michael Cook


The tug-of-war between the two antithetical tendencies of imagining God in terms intelligible to humans and imagining him in sublime, transcendent terms is a strong one. ‘The Koran as an object of dogma’ considers how God is regarded by Muslims. The question of how God speaks is controversial. The argument centres on how or whether the Koran was ‘created’. Those that deny that the Koran was created call it ‘uncreated’, and thus see it as co-eternal with God. In addition to being uncreated, the Koran is also seen as inimitable. This idea is unambiguously Koranic.

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