Chapters in Books
“Literary analysis of Qurʾān, Sīra
and Tafsīr: the methodologies of John Wansbrough,” in R.C. Martin, ed. Approaches to Islam in Religious Studies.
“Saʿadya Gaon and Genesis 22: Aspects of Jewish-Muslim interaction and polemic,” in William M. Brinner, Stephen D. Ricks, eds., Studies in Islamic and Judaic traditions. Brown Judaic Studies, 110. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1986, 33-46. Available here.
“Lexicographical texts and the Qurʾān,” in A.
Rippin (ed.), Approaches to the history
of the interpretation of the Qurʾān.
“RḤMNN and the Ḥanīfs,”
in W. Hallaq, D.P. Little (eds),
Islamic Studies presented to Charles J.
Bible through the Qurʾān,” in A.A.M. Shareef,
G. Hawting (eds), Approaches
to the Qurʾān.
“The commerce of eschatology,” in S. Wild (ed.), The Qur’an as Text.
“ ‘Desiring the face of God’: the
Qurʾānic symbolism of personal responsibility,” in I. J. Boullata (ed.), Literary
structures of religious meaning in the Qurʾān.
“Muḥammad in the Qurʾān: reading scripture
in the 21st century,” in H. Motzki (ed.), The biography of Muḥammad: the issue of the sources.
“The exegetical literature of abrogation: form and content,”
in G. Hawting, J. Modaddedi, A. Samely
(eds), Studies in Islamic and Middle Eastern texts and tradition in memory
of Norman Calder.
“The designation of ‘foreign’ languages in the exegesis of
the Qurʾān,” in J. McAuliffe (ed.), With reverence for the word.
“God,” in A. Rippin (ed.), Blackwell Companion to the
“Western Scholarship and the Qur’an,” in Jane D. McAuliffe
“Syriac in the Qurʾān:
classical Muslim theories,” in G. S. Reynolds, The Qurʾan
in its Historical Context.
“Metaphor and the authority of the Qurʾān,” in K.
Mohammed, A. Rippin (eds), Coming to Terms with the
Qurʾān: A Volume in Honor of Issa Boullata,
(with G. Nickel) “The
Qurʾān,” in A. Rippin (ed.), The Islamic World.
“Studies in Qurʾānic vocabulary: the problem of the dictionary,” in G. Reynolds (ed.), New Perspectives on the Qurʾān. London: Routledge, 2011, 38-46.
“The search for Ṭuwā: exegetical method, past and present” in Basile Lourié, Carlos A. Segovia, Alessandro Bausi (eds) The Coming of the Comforter: When, Where and to Whom? Studies on the Rise of Islam in memory of John Wansbrough. Piscataway NJ: Gorgias Press, 2012, 403-26.
“Qurʾānic studies” in C. Bennett (ed.), The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies. London: Bloomsbury, 2013, 59-74.
“The construction of the Arabian historical context in Muslim interpretation of the Qurʾān” in K. Bauer (ed.), The Aims, Methods and Contexts of Qur’anic Exegesis (2nd/8th – 9th/15th centuries), Oxford UP/Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2013, 173-98.
“The role of the study of Islam at the university: a Canadian perspective” in Paul Morris, William Shepard, Toni Tidswell, Paul Trebilco, (eds), The Teaching and Study of Islam in Western Universities. London: Routledge, 2013, 34-48.
“The Qurʾān on the Internet: implications and future possibilities,” in Göran Larsson, Thomas Hoffman (eds), Muslims and the New Information and Communication Technologies, (Muslims in Global Societies Series, vol. 7). Dordrecht: Springer, 2013, 113-26.
“What defines a (pre-modern) Shiʿi tafsīr? Notes towards the history of the genre of tafsīr in Islam, in light of the scholarly study of the Shiʿi contribution,” in G. Miskinzoda, F. Daftary (eds), The Study of Shiʿi Islam: History, Theology and Law, I.B. Tauris/The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2013, 95-112.
“The contemporary translation of classical works of tafsīr,” in A. Görke, J. Pink (eds), Tafsīr and Islamic intellectual history: exploring the boundaries of a genre, Oxford University Press/Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2014, 467-89.
“Al-Mubarrad and polysemy in the Qurʾān,” in A. Rippin, R. Tottoli (eds), Books and Written Culture of the Islamic World: Studies Presented to Claude Gilliot on the Occasion of His 75th Birthday. Leiden: Brill, 2015, 56-69.