Feminist Edges of the Qur'an [NOOK Book]

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Aysha Hidayatullah presents the first comprehensive analysis of contemporary feminist interpretations of the Qur'an. Synthesizing prominent feminist readings of the Qur'an in the United States since the late twentieth century, she provides an essential introduction to this nascent field of Qur'anic scholarship and engages in a deep investigation-as well as a radical critique-of its methods and approaches. With a particular focus on feminist "impasses" in the Qur'anic text, she argues that many feminist ...
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Overview

Aysha Hidayatullah presents the first comprehensive analysis of contemporary feminist interpretations of the Qur'an. Synthesizing prominent feminist readings of the Qur'an in the United States since the late twentieth century, she provides an essential introduction to this nascent field of Qur'anic scholarship and engages in a deep investigation-as well as a radical critique-of its methods and approaches. With a particular focus on feminist "impasses" in the Qur'anic text, she argues that many feminist interpretations rely on claims about feminist justice that are not fully supported by the text, and she proposes a major revision to their exegetical foundations. A provocative work of Muslim feminist theology, Feminist Edges of the Qur'an is a vital intervention in urgent conversations about women and the Qur'an.
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"Aysha Hidayatullah cogently narrates American Muslim women's forays into scriptural interpretation, analyzes and critiques their assumptions and methods, and proposes strategies for moving past the aporias generated by existing exegetical approaches. Combining historical explication, lucid analysis, and theologically constructive critique, Feminist Edges of the Qur'an is a landmark contribution to scholarship and a must-read for anyone interested in gender, authority, and Islam." --Kecia Ali, author of Sexual Ethics and Islam

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199359592
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/7/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,284,645
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Aysha A. Hidayatullah is Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco, a Jesuit Catholic institution where she teaches courses on Islam, gender, and race.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Part I: Historical Emergence of Feminist Qur'anic Interpretation
Chapter 1: History of Tafsir
Chapter 2: The Frames of Feminism
Chapter 3: Relationships to Co-Religionists and the State

Part II: Three Interpretive Methods of Feminist Qur'anic Interpretation
Chapter 4: Historical Contextualization Method
Chapter 5: Intra-Textual Method
Chapter 6: The Tawhidic Paradigm

Part III: Critiques of Feminist Qur'anic Interpretation
Chapter 7: Initial Conclusions
Chapter 8: A Critical Reassessment
Chapter 9: Confronting Feminist Edges

Appendix of Qur'anic Verses
Notes
Bibliography

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