The Poetics of Iblis (Paperback)

Narrative Theology in the Qur'an (Harvard Theological Studies #62)

By Whitney S. Bodman

Harvard University Press, 9780674062412, 311pp.

Publication Date: October 31, 2011

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Description

Iblis, the character in the Qu'ran who refuses God's command to bow to Adam and is punished by eviction from heaven, is commonly depicted as a fiendish character. However, some Sufi stories describe Iblis as a figure tragically rejected by God. This book traces the origins and development of the Iblis story.