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Published: 01 January 2020

256 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474456166

Bookseller Code (06)

Contemporary Perspectives on Revelation and Qur'anic Hermeneutics

An Analysis of Four Discourses

Ali Akbar

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Focuses on three main themes: (1) Qur'anic socio-legal provisions (ahkam); (2) religious pluralism; and (3) political discourses, especially the concepts of governance, shura (consultation) and democracy
  • On a theoretical level, it aims to identify whether there exist any larger hermeneutical tendencies that characterize the interpretive methods of the four scholars
  • On a practical level, it examines specific themes drawn from each scholar's work to discover how they fit with his larger hermeneutical principles and his account of revelation
  • Examines how various aspects of each scholar's theory correspond to pre-modern and modern Muslim and non-Muslim scholars' accounts of revelation

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