Hermeneutics, Scriptural Politics, and Human Rights: Between Text and Context

Hermeneutics, Scriptural Politics, and Human Rights: Between Text and Context

by M.A. Mohamed Salih
     
 

This book articulates the relationships involving hermeneutics and scriptural politics in the complex fields of religious freedom and human rights, with particular focus on women and minorities in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. It traverses the conventional notions of religious hermeneutics by explicating the capacity of hermeneutics broadly understood as the

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This book articulates the relationships involving hermeneutics and scriptural politics in the complex fields of religious freedom and human rights, with particular focus on women and minorities in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. It traverses the conventional notions of religious hermeneutics by explicating the capacity of hermeneutics broadly understood as the act of interpretation of in transforming scripture into meaning and meaning into political or social action in the name of religion or God.

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"One may agree or disagree with the specific viewpoint of a given author but the essays are thought-provoking and stimulating nonetheless. Given the lack of information about Islam and Christianity and the various approaches to their texts, this book will serve an important function in stimulating dialogue on such topics."--Robert J. Kaslyn, School of Canon Law, Catholic University of America

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ISBN-13:
9780230622234
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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