David S. Powers


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  1. Zayd


    By David S. Powers

    Series Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    In Zayd, David S. Powers restores Muhammad's adopted son to his place at the center of the Islamic foundation narrative, arguing that Zayd is modeled on earlier biblical figures to address ideas about legitimate succession and... Learn More
    Published: 20th June 2014
    Hardback | £52.00
  2. Muhammad Is Not the Father of Any of Your Men
    David Powers claims that the need for Muhammad to be the "seal of all prophets," combined with the fact that Muhammad apparently had an adopted son, Zayd, created a situation that drove early transmitters of the Qur'an to introduce... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2011
    Paperback | £26.99