For Koranic Studies, a Scholarly Society Is Born

For Koranic Studies, a Scholarly Society Is Born 1

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Scholarly interest in the Koran is growing. Over the past decade, job postings in Islamic studies have soared.

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Scholarly interest in the Koran is growing. Over the past decade, job postings in Islamic studies have soared.

With scholarly studies of the Koran intensifying, it's time for the formation of an association that represents the increasingly diverse field.

So say the organizers of an effort to form, over the next three years, the Society for Qur'anic Studies, which its organizers call the first independent, global organization of its kind.

The initiative comes from a perhaps surprising quarter, the Society of Biblical Literature. With a $140,000 grant from the