Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur'an

Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur'an

by Suha Taji-Farouki
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0197200036

ISBN-13: 9780197200032

Pub. Date: 04/13/2006

Publisher: Published in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies

The essays in this volume examine ten Muslim intellectuals from the Arab world, Iran, Turkey, Indonesia, Pakistan, the USA, and Europe. These thinkers employ contemporary critical methods to interpret the Qur'an, arriving at conclusions that challenge those of earlier Muslim interpretation, and are critical of political Islam and progressive in orientation. The

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The essays in this volume examine ten Muslim intellectuals from the Arab world, Iran, Turkey, Indonesia, Pakistan, the USA, and Europe. These thinkers employ contemporary critical methods to interpret the Qur'an, arriving at conclusions that challenge those of earlier Muslim interpretation, and are critical of political Islam and progressive in orientation. The volume offers a framework for understanding their work, and responses to this among Muslim and Western audiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780197200032
Publisher:
Published in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies
Publication date:
04/13/2006
Series:
Qur'anic Studies Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface, Vincent Cornell
Introduction, Suha Taji-Farouki
1. Fazlur Rahman: A Framework for Interpreting the Ethico-legal Content of the Qur'an, Abdullah Saeed
2. Nurcholish Madjid and the Interpretation of the Qur'an: Religious Pluralism and Tolerance, Tony Johns and Abdallah Saeed
3. Women Re-reading Sacred Texts: Amin Wadud's Hermeneutics of the Qur'an, Asma Barlas
4. Huseyin Atay, Osman Tastan
5. Mohamed Arkoun: Crossing Borders towards a Radical Rethinking of Islamic Thought, Ursula Guenther
6. From Revelation to Interpretation: Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd and the Literary Study of the Qur'an, Navid Kermani
7. Post-revolutionary Islamic Modernity in Iran: The Inter-subjective Hermeneutics of Mohamad Mojtahed Shabestari, Farzin Vahdat
8. 'The Form is Permanent, but the Content Moves': The Qur'anic Text and its Interpretations(s) in the Writings of Mohamed Shahrour, Andreas Christmann
9. Mohamed Talbi, Ron Nettler
10. Sadiq Nayhum, Suha Taji-Farouki
11. Abdolkarim Soroush, Homan Panahande
Appendices
1. Modern Scholarship on the Qur'an, Andrew Rippin
2. Notes on the Literary Approach to the Qur'an, Nasr Abu Zayd

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