1 / Introduction - Carlos A. Segovia
Re-Assessing the Hypothesis of a Peripheral Jewish Background
2 / South Arabian "Judaism," Himyarite Rahmanism, and the Origins of Islam - Aaron W. Hughes
3 / The Absence of the Messiah in the Qur'an and the Evidence of Jewish Eschatology - José Costa
An Encrypted Manichaean/Messalian Matrix?
4 / The Astral Messenger, The Lunar Redemption, The Solar Salvation: Manichaean Cosmic Soteri-ology in the Qur'an's Archaic Surahs (Q 84, Q 75, Q 54) - Daniel Beck
5 / Binitarianism, Messalianism, and the East-Syrian Background of the Early Quranic Milieu - Carlos A. Segovia
Measuring the World's Timeline= and Imagining the Afterlife at the Persian Court?
6 / The Jewish and Christian Background of the Original Islamic Calendar - Basil Lourié
7 / The Persian Keys to Quranic Paradise - Gilles Courtieu
Conceptual Quicksands, Meta-Narratives of Identity, Texts, and their Marginalia
8 / "Extremist" Shi'ism and Muhammad's Alleged Message - Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi
9 / Echoes of Pseudepigrapha in the Qur'an - Tommaso Tesei
10 / What Do We Mean by the Qur'an? On Palimpsests, Collections, and Inter-Narrative Identity - Emilio González Ferrín