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The Resource Reading the Qur'an in the twenty-first century : a contextualist approach, Abdullah Saeed

Reading the Qur'an in the twenty-first century : a contextualist approach, Abdullah Saeed

Label
Reading the Qur'an in the twenty-first century : a contextualist approach
Title
Reading the Qur'an in the twenty-first century
Title remainder
a contextualist approach
Statement of responsibility
Abdullah Saeed
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Reading the Qurʼan in the Twenty-First Century considers the development of Qurʼanic interpretation and highlights modern debates around new approaches to interpretation. It explores how Muslims from various theological, legal, socio-political and philosophical backgrounds think about the meaning and relevance of the Qurʼan, and how their ideas apply in the contemporary world. The book:reflects on one of the most dominant approaches to interpretation in the pre-modern period, textualism, and the reaction to that in Muslim feminist readings of the Qurʼan today. Covers issues such as identifying the hierarchical nature of Qurʼanic values, the criteria for the use of hadith in interpretation, fluidity of meaning and ways of ensuring a degree of stability in interpretation. examines key Qurʼanic passages and compares pre-modern and modern interpretations to show the evolving nature of interpretation. Examples discussed include: the authority of men over women, the death of Jesus, shura and democracy, and riba and interest. Abdullah Saeed provides a practical guide for interpretation and presents the principal ideas of a contextualist approach, which situates the original message of the Qurʼan in its wider social, political, cultural, economic and intellectual context. He advocates a more flexible method of interpretation that gives due recognition to earlier interpretations of the Qurʼan while also being aware of changing conditions and the need to approach the Qurʼan afresh today"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saeed, Abdullah
Dewey number
297.1/226
Index
index present
LC call number
BP130.4
LC item number
.S32 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Qurʼan as literature
  • RELIGION / Islam / Theology
  • Hermeneutik
  • Kontext
  • Qurʼan as literature
  • Reading
  • Koran
Label
Reading the Qur'an in the twenty-first century : a contextualist approach, Abdullah Saeed
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Background and examples of contextualism: past and present -- Key ideas and principles of contextualist interpretation -- Different interpretations for different contexts: four cases -- Concluding remarks
Control code
754734273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 196 pages
Isbn
9780415677493
Lccn
2013031219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)754734273
Label
Reading the Qur'an in the twenty-first century : a contextualist approach, Abdullah Saeed
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Background and examples of contextualism: past and present -- Key ideas and principles of contextualist interpretation -- Different interpretations for different contexts: four cases -- Concluding remarks
Control code
754734273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 196 pages
Isbn
9780415677493
Lccn
2013031219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)754734273

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