Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur'an

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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 who employ contemporary critical methods to interpret the Qur'an, arriving at conclusions which challenge those of earlier Muslim interpretation, and which 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780197200032
  • Publisher: Published in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies
  • Publication date: 4/13/2006
  • 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

Notes on contributors
1 Introduction 1
2 Fazlur Rahman : a framework for interpreting the ethico-legal content of the Qur'an 37
3 Nurcholish Madjid and the interpretation of the Qur'an : religious pluralism and tolerance 67
4 Amina Wadud's hermeneutics of the Qur'an : women rereading sacred texts 97
5 Mohammed Arkoun : towards a radical rethinking of Islamic thought 125
6 From revelation to interpretation : Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd and the literary study of the Qur'an 169
7 Post-revolutionary Islamic modernity in Iran : the intersubjective hermeneutics of Mohamad Mojtahed Shabestari 193
8 Mohamed Talbi on understanding the Qur'an 225
9 Huseyin Atay's approach to understanding the Qur'an 241
10 'The form is permanent, but the content moves' : the Qur'anic text and its interpretation(s) in Mohamad Shahrour's al-Kitab wal-Qur'an 263
11 Modern intellectuals, Islam, and the Qur'an : the example of Sadiq Nayhum 297
Index 333
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