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Michael McCoy

New Frontiers in Qurʾanic Studies: Qurʾan Gateway’s Simple Yet Sophisticated Approach to the Field

As a newly matriculated student at Oxford in 2011, the idea of learning Arabic seemed daunting. Despite the fact that I had acquired other research languages before beginning my master’s programme, Arabic still presented a particularly difficult problem. In Biblical Studies, for example, there were (and still are!) numerous computer software tools available, from Logos Read more

Andy Bannister

Why I Built Qur’an Gateway

Dr. Andrew G. Bannister Qur’an Gateway grew out of what was for me, a very practical need: the need to be able to analyse the Qur’an exhaustively, repeatedly and rapidly, looking for formulaic patterns in the Arabic text. During the early years of my doctoral work, I had become interested in the question of whether Read more

Dan Brubaker

In Memoriam, Keith Small (1959-2018)

Dr. Daniel A. Brubaker Keith Edward Small, scholar of Qurʾan manuscripts who made significant contributions to the field of Qurʾan textual criticism, passed away early morning Thursday, December 6, 2018 in Oxford, UK, having been admitted to hospital earlier in the week. Keith was diagnosed in 2016 with AL Amyloidosis, a rare blood disorder without known cure that Read more

Dan Brubaker

Qurʾan Gateway celebrates one year from first introduction at IQSA

By Daniel A. Brubaker     The 7th Annual meeting of the International Qurʾanic Studies Association (IQSA) in Denver (November 16-19, 2018) marked the passage of one year since Qur’an Gateway was first introduced at IQSA’s annual meeting in Boston. Andy Bannister and myself were both in attendance. At the opening session, I presented a paper Read more

Dan Brubaker

Qurʾan Gateway Presented To Oxford Students And Faculty

By Daniel A. Brubaker At the invitation of Prof. Christian Sahner, the Oriental Institute hosted a presentation of Qur’an Gateway by Dr. Andrew Bannister and Dr. Daniel Brubaker on Tuesday, 24 April, 2018, at the Khalili Research Centre in Oxford. The event was well-attended and well-received by graduate students and faculty, including Prof. Nicolai Sinai. Excellent Read more

Dan Brubaker

First Introduction of Qurʾan Gateway Met With Accolades by Qurʾanic Studies Community

By Daniel A. Brubaker “A powerful and sophisticated digital concordance whose advanced search functionalities […] tie in with debates that are […] at the forefront of Qurʾanic Studies.” – Nicolai Sinai “Qurʾan Gateway is an incredibly powerful tool, both enhancing as well as replacing earlier digital Qurʾan projects. QG’s depth and breadth of examination are Read more

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