John C. Waldmeir
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Introduces the two theoretical concepts that will guide this study, the notion of a Muslim American identity lived “in between” physical locations such as the United States and a country of origin, as well as between spiritual attitudes and religious assumptions, such as rigid orthodoxies and progressive interpretations. The introduction argues that the history of the Qur’an itself bears the marks of such in-between development, particularly in its notion of the world as a “sign” of God’s creativity.

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