Chapters in Books

Andrew Rippin


“Literary analysis of Qurʾān, Sīra and Tafsīr: the methodologies of John Wansbrough,” in R.C. Martin, ed. Approaches to Islam in Religious Studies. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1985, 151-163, 227-32. Reprinted Oxford: Oneworld, 2001.


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. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988, 158-74.


“RḤMNN and the Ḥanīfs,” in W. Hallaq, D.P. Little (eds), Islamic Studies presented to Charles J. Adams. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1991, 153-68.


 “Interpreting the Bible through the Qurʾān,” in A.A.M. Shareef, G. Hawting (eds), Approaches to the Qurʾān. London: Routledge - School of Oriental and African Studies, 1992, 249-59.


“The commerce of eschatology,” in S. Wild (ed.), The Qur’an as Text. Leiden: Brill, 1996, 125-35.


“ ‘Desiring the face of God’: the Qurʾānic symbolism of personal responsibility,” in I. J. Boullata (ed.), Literary structures of religious meaning in the Qurʾān. London: Curzon Press, 2000, 117-24.


“Muḥammad in the Qurʾān: reading scripture in the 21st century,” in H. Motzki (ed.), The biography of Muḥammad: the issue of the sources. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2000, 298-309.


“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. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000, 213-31 [Journal of Semitic Studies supplement 12].


“The designation of ‘foreign’ languages in the exegesis of the Qurʾān,” in J. McAuliffe (ed.), With reverence for the word. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, 437-44.


“God,” in A. Rippin (ed.), Blackwell Companion to the Qur’an, Oxford: Blackwell, 2006, 223-33.


“Western Scholarship and the Qur’an,” in Jane D. McAuliffe (ed.), Cambridge Companion to the Qur’an. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006, 235-51.


Syriac in the Qurʾān: classical Muslim theories,” in G. S. Reynolds, The Qurʾan in its Historical Context. London: Routledge 2008, 249-61.


“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, McGill University. North Haledon, NJ: Islamic Publications International, 2008, 47-62.


(with G. Nickel) “The Qurʾān,” in A. Rippin (ed.), The Islamic World. London: Routledge, 2008, 145-56.


“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.