1. Christian/Medieval/Comparative Exegesis:

Young, Frances M. Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. A deeply formative book for my own thinking about exegesis, scripture, hermeneutics, and their place in scriptural communities, Young’s study is of value for anyone thinking about Late Antique and medieval readings and uses of scripture.

2. Islamic Exegesis:

Arnaldez, Roger. “L’oevre de Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī commentateur du Coran et philosophe.” In Cahiers de Civilisation Medievale, Vol. 3, No. 3 (1960).Bar-Asher, Meir M. Scripture and Exegesis in Early Imami Shiism. Brill: Leiden. 1999.

Boullata, J. Issa. “I’jāz and Related Topics.” In Approaches to the History of the Interpretation of the Qur’an. Edited by Andrew Rippin Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1988.

Calder, Norman. “Tafsīr from Tabarī to Ibn Kathīr: Problems in the description of a genre, illustrated with reference to the story of Abraham.” In Approaches to the Qur’an, ed. G.R. Hawting and Abdul-Kader A. Shareef. London: Routledge, 1993.

El Cheikh, Nadia Maria. “Sūrat Al-Rūm: A Study of the Exegetical Literature.” In Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 118, No. 3, 1998.

Juynboll, G. H. A. Muslim tradition: Studies in chronology, provenance and authorship of early hadith. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

McAuliffe, Jane Dammen. “Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī on God as al-Khāliq.” In God and Creation: An Ecumenical Symposium. Edited by David Burrel and Bernard McGinn. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990.

“The Genre Boundaries of Qur’ānic Commentary.” In With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Edited by Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Barry D. Walfish, and Joseph W. Goering. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Qur’anic Christians: An Analysis of Classical and Modern Exegesis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1991.

“Quranic Hermeneutics: The Views of al-Tabari and Ibn Kathir,” in Approaches to the History of the Interpretation of the Qur’an, ed. Andrew Rippin (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988)

Rippin, Andrew. “Introduction.” In Approaches to the History of the Interpretation of the Qur’an. Edited by Andrew Rippin. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1988.

“Quranic Studies, part IV: Some methodological notes.” In The Qur’an and Its Interpretative Tradition. Edited by Andrew Rippin. Aldershot: Ashgate Variorum, 2001.

Versteegh, C.H.M. Arabic Grammar and Qur’anic Exegesis in Early Islam. E.J. Brill: Leiden, 1993.

Wansbrough, John. Quranic Studies: Sources and Methods of Scriptural Interpretation. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1977.

3. Other Topics in Islamic History:

One Response to “Tafsir Studies: A Bibliography”

  1. elijah Says:

    this is a very useful bibliography; have you considered annotating it? also, there is a library group on Zotero i believe that works to create an exhaustive bibliography.

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