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

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230622234
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/15/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Bas de Gaay Fortman is Professor of Political Economy of Human Rights at the Utrecht University School of Law and the emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Kurt Martens is Associate Professor at the School of Canon Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.

M.A Mohamed Salih is Professor of Politics of Development both at the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University of Rotterdam and the Department of Political Science, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms vii

Contributors ix

Preface xiii

Introduction M. A. Mohamed Salih Bas de Gaay Fortman Kurt Martens 1

Part I Hermeneutics, Communities of Readers, and Context

1 Religious Identity, Differences, and Human Rights: The Crucial Role of Hermeneutics M. A. Mohamed Salih Bas de Gaay Fortman 21

2 Islamic Texts, Democracy, and the Rule of Law: Toward a Hermeneutics of Conciliation Salman Haq 37

3 Interpretation in Canon Law: Faith or Reason? Phillip J.Brown 53

4 Judicial Textualism: An Analysis of Textualism as Applied to the United States Constitution Herman Philipse 69

5 Arbitrary Readings? Christianity and Islam as Capricious Hermeneutic Communities Karel Steenbrink 81

6 Changing Hermeneutics in Reading and Understanding the Bible: The Case of the Gospel of Mark Geert van Oyen 99

Part II Hermeneutics, Religious Freedom, and Exclusion

7 The Qur'an and Religious Freedom: The Issue of Apostasy Ali Mirmoosavi 125

8 Dignitatis Humanae: A Hermeneutic Perspective on Religious Freedom as Interpreted by the Roman Catholic Church Kurt Martens 143

9 Strangers and Residents: The Hermeneutic Challenge of Non-Jewish Minorities in Israel Deborah Weissman 163

10 Religious Texts as Models for Exclusion: Scriptural Interpretation and Ethnic Politics in Northern Nigeria Niels Kastfelt 185

11 In the Name of Allah: Jihad from a Shi'a Hermeneutic Perspective Seyed Sadegh Haghighat 205

12 Views on Women in Early Christianity: Incarnational Hermeneutics in Tertullian and Augustine Willemien Otten 219

13 Women's Rights and the Interpretation of Islamic Texts: The Practice of Female Genital Mutilation Isatou Touray 237

References 253

Index 271

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