Islam and Literalism: Literal Meaning and Interpretation in Islamic Legal Theory by Robert GleaveIslam and Literalism: Literal Meaning and Interpretation in Islamic Legal Theory by Robert Gleave

Islam and Literalism: Literal Meaning and Interpretation in Islamic Legal Theory

byRobert Gleave

Paperback | October 30, 2013

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In this reading of Islamic legal hermeneutics, Robert Gleave explores various competing notions of literal meaning, linked to both theological doctrine and historical developments, together with insights from modern semantic and pragmatic philosophers.Literal meaning is what a text means in itself, regardless of what its author intends to convey or the reader understands to be its message. As Islamic law is based on the central texts of Islam, the idea of a literal meaning that rules over human attempts to understand God's message has resulted ina series of debates amongst modern Muslim legal theorists.
Robert Gleave is Professor of Arabic Studies at the University of Exeter. He is author of Inevitable Doubt: Two Theories of Shi'i Jurisprudence (E. J. Brill, 2000) and editor of Religion and Society in Qajar Iran (Routledge, 2004) and co-editor (with E. Kermeli) of Islamic Law: Theory and Practice (I. B. Tauris, 1997; paperback editio...
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Title:Islam and Literalism: Literal Meaning and Interpretation in Islamic Legal TheoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 0.71 inPublished:October 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748689869

ISBN - 13:9780748689866

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"Listing hermeneutic nuances was helpful; specific Qur'anic examples were insightful. The bibliographic technique of key reference followed by full citation was innovative and useful. Lucidly written and well-researched, Islam and Literalism is an invaluable contribution. It is a must read forgraduate students and scholars interested in usul al-fiqh." --Rolin Mainuddin, North Carolina Central University, Middle East Media and Book Reviews