A Study on the Origins of Islam from a Historical and Dogmatic Perspective – Bruno Bonnet-Eymard and the French school of Islamicist Scepticism Cover Image
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Badania nad historyczno-doktrynalną genezą islamu – Bruno Bonnet-Eymard i francuska szkoła sceptycyzmu naukowego
A Study on the Origins of Islam from a Historical and Dogmatic Perspective – Bruno Bonnet-Eymard and the French school of Islamicist Scepticism

Author(s): Marcin Grodzki
Subject(s): Theology and Religion
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: Qur’an; Islam; skepticism; critical edition; Arabic; Islamic studies

Summary/Abstract: The article briefly presents the scholarly theory on the historical and dogmatic origins of Islam by the modern French researcher Bruno Bonnet-Eymard, with an attempt to classify its place in the modern field of Islamic studies. The result of over thirty years of Bonnet-Eymard’s work is his translation of the first five Qur’anic suras into French, with their comprehensive critical edition, prepared on the basis of his own philological, historical and theological exegesis. Bonnet-Eymard, who belonged to the Islamicist sceptical school, attempts to read the Arabic Qur’anic text also from the perspective of other Semitic languages – mainly Hebrew and Syriac. Regardless of the flaws and merits of Bonnet-Eymard’s exegesis, it is surely a valuable source of scholarly insights, conclusions and linguistic remarks that cannot be overstated for modern critical studies of the Qur’anic text.

  • Issue Year: 48/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 245-257
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish