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Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur’an

Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur'an

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With a preface by Vincent Cornell, this volume examines 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 that challenge those of past communities of interpretation. It offers a framework for understanding their work and responses to this among Muslim and Western audiences, and illustrates the diverse struggles in which they recruit the Qur’an, read through the lens of their modernist or post-modernist positions. Pointing to the emergence of a new Muslim community of interpretation characterised by direct engagement with the word of God and the embrace of intellectual modernity in the context of an increasingly globalized world, it presents and analyses for the first time a representative selection of its voices, methods, and conclusions.

Table des matières

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

(Source : Oxford University Press)