Contemporary Qur'anic Exegesis in Historical Perspective
Johanna Pink [+–]
University of Freiburg
This book gives an overview of the contemporary exegesis of the Qur’an. As a point of departure, it uses translated texts from exegetical works that have been produced since the 1990s in order to highlight central exegetical issues. At the same time, it embeds these texts into the ‘genealogical tradition’ (W. Saleh) of tafsīr. Thus, it is not merely a survey of Muslim exegetical activity in the contemporary period, but also a contribution to the history of ideas.
By focussing on recent exegetical works, this book will strive at identifying and analysing such genealogies of ideas with respect to specific Qur’anic topics and hermeneutical debates. It pays particular attention to the genre of Qur’anic commentary, but takes into account other exegetical genres as well, including mass media ones.
One aspect that distinguishes this book from other studies on the same general topic is the conscious inclusion of material from various regions and languages, transcending the usual focus on the Arab World.
Series: Themes in Qur'anic Studies