Islamic institutions, disciplines, and subject-matters

The Qur'an and its Concepts - Disciplinary Perspectives - Ulrika Mårtensson

Ulrika Mårtensson [+-]
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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Ulrika Mårtensson researches early Islamic history and historiography, focusing on how religious symbols express social contract theories and legal-economic issues. She is also doing research on the Qur'an, employing both historical and exegetical-legal perspectives and comparing early Islamic approaches to the Qur'an with contemporary research. Other research interests concern Islam as it is developing in the institutional contexts and public spheres of the Nordic welfare states; and 'political Islam'.


Following the book’s discourse method, Chapter 3 describes the Islamic institutions, disciplines, and scholars, whose studies of the Qur’an and its concepts are presented in Chs. 4–12. The aim is to provide a framework which helps the reader to locate and to understand the Qur’anic concepts in terms of the scholars’ institutional and disciplinary affiliations, and their subject-matters. Institutions: The significance of the Qur’an for the state administration; and for the religious scholars. Disciplines: The significance of the Qur’an for linguistics; law; hadith; theology; philosophy; ethics; exegesis; history; political science. Scholars: Representing the selected disciplines, and different time periods (early, medieval, early modern, contemporary).

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Mårtensson, Ulrika. Islamic institutions, disciplines, and subject-matters. The Qur'an and its Concepts - Disciplinary Perspectives. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Mar 2022. ISBN 9781781791714. Date accessed: 28 Feb 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.23806. Mar 2022

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