Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Quran by Suha Taji-FaroukiModern Muslim Intellectuals and the Quran by Suha Taji-Farouki

Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Quran

EditorSuha Taji-Farouki

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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 the past. It offers a framework for understanding their workand responses to this among Muslim and Non-Muslim 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 trend in Muslim interpretation characterised by directengagement 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.

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Suha Taji-Farouki is at Lecturer in Modern Islam, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, and Research Associate, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London.
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Title:Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the QuranFormat:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 8.46 × 5.39 × 1.18 inPublished:January 26, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Notes on Contributors1. Suha Taji-Farouki: Introduction2. Abdullah Saeed: Fazlur Rahman: a framework for interpreting the ethico-legal content of the Qur'an3. Anthony H. Johns and Abdullah Saeed: Nurcholish Madjid and the interpretation of the Qur'an: religious pluralism and tolerance4. Asma Barlas: Amina Wadud's hermeneutics of the Qur'an: women rereading sacred texts5. Ursula Gunther: Mohammed Arkoun: towards a radical rethinking of Islamic thought6. Navid Kermani: From revelation to interpretation: Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd and the literary study of the Qur'an7. Farzin Vahdat: Post-revolutionary Islamic modernity in Iran: the inter-subjective hermeneutics of Mohamad Mojtahed Shabestari8. Ronald L. Nettler: Mohamed Talbi on understanding the Qur'an9. Osman Tastan: Huseyin Atay's approach to understanding the Qur'an10. Andreas Christmann: 'The form is permanent, but the content moves': The Qur'anic text and its interpretation(s) in Mohamed Shahrour's al-Kitab wal-Qur'an11. Suha Taji-Farouki: Modern intellectuals, Islam, and the Qur'an: the example of Sadiq Nayhum

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`Review from previous edition Lay persons and scholars alike will benefit from the tone and the content of this timely volume.'Bruce B. Lawrence, Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Professor of Religion, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina