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Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur'an (Suha Taji-Farouki (ed)) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2004) 9780197200032
Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur'an (Suha Taji-Farouki (ed)) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2004) 9780197200032
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Title: Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur'an

Author: Taji-Farouki, Suha (ed)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2004

Paperback; ISBN: 9780197200032

Volumes: 1; Pages: 356

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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.ContentsPreface, Vincent CornellIntroduction, Suha Taji-Farouki1. Fazlur Rahman: A Framework for Interpreting the Ethico-legal Content of the Qur'an, Abdullah Saeed2. Nurcholish Madjid and the Interpretation of the Qur'an: Religious Pluralism and Tolerance, Tony Johns and Abdallah Saeed3. Women Re-reading Sacred Texts: Amin Wadud's Hermeneutics of the Qur'an, Asma Barlas4. Huseyin Atay, Osman Tastan5. Mohamed Arkoun: Crossing Borders towards a Radical Rethinking of Islamic Thought, Ursula Guenther6. From Revelation to Interpretation: Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd and the Literary Study of the Qur'an, Navid Kermani7. Post-revolutionary Islamic Modernity in Iran: The Inter-subjective Hermeneutics of Mohamad Mojtahed Shabestari, Farzin Vahdat8. 'The Form is Permanent, but the Content Moves': The Qur'anic Text and its Interpretations(s) in the Writings of Mohamed Shahrour, Andreas Christmann9. Mohamed Talbi, Ron Nettler10. Sadiq Nayhum, Suha Taji-Farouki11. Abdolkarim Soroush, Homan PanahandeAppendices1. Modern Scholarship on the Qur'an, Andrew Rippin2. Notes on the Literary Approach to the Qur'an, Nasr Abu Zayd
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