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A Cognitive Reading of the Qurʾanic Story of Joseph

Philip F. Kennedy

in Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition: Discovery, Deliverance and Delusion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474413725
eISBN:
9781474427081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413725.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

We find in the Qurʾan and the life of Muaammad one of the most fascinating relationship constructs between a text and its contextual psychology in literature; at its crux is the fundamental question: ... More


Joseph and his Avatars

Philip F. Kennedy

in Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition: Discovery, Deliverance and Delusion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474413725
eISBN:
9781474427081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413725.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Given the importance of Surah 12 as the paragon of all storytelling in the Qurʾan, it should not surprise us to find refractions and transfigurations of the story in postdating religious and literary ... More


Yusuf with Zulaykha

Robert C. Gregg

in Shared Stories, Rival Tellings: Early Encounters of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190231491
eISBN:
9780190231521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231491.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Features particular to the Qur’an’s presentation of Yusuf’s temptation necessarily influence the interpreters’ treatments of the narrative. Importantly, Surah 12:24 states that sexual desire of ... More


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