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Published: 16 April 2017

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198796480


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Qur'an of the Oppressed

Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam

Shadaab Rahemtulla

Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

  • Analyzes the commentaries of four Muslim intellectuals who have turned to scripture as a liberating text to confront an array of problems, from patriarchy, racism, and empire to poverty and interreligious communal violence
  • Examines 80 primary sources by, and undertakes extensive interviews with, the South African Farid Esack (b. 1956), the Indian Asghar Ali Engineer (1939-2013), the African American Amina Wadud (b. 1952), and the Pakistani American Asma Barlas (b. 1950)
  • Provides a rich analysis of the thought-ways of specific Muslim intellectuals, thereby substantiating a broadly framed school of thought
  • Sheds light on the impact of modern exegetical commentary which is more self-consciously concerned with historical context and present realities
  • Illuminates both the role of agency and hermeneutical approaches in modern Islamic thought
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