Divine Covenant - Science and Concepts of Natural Law in the Qur’an and Islamic Disciplines - Ulrika Mårtensson

Divine Covenant - Science and Concepts of Natural Law in the Qur’an and Islamic Disciplines - Ulrika Mårtensson

The Qurʾānic Canon

Divine Covenant - Science and Concepts of Natural Law in the Qur’an and Islamic Disciplines - Ulrika Mårtensson

Ulrika Mårtensson [+-]
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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Ulrika Mårtensson is Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She 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'.

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In Chapter 3 I present selected research into the Qurʾānic Arabic language, the canonization process, ‘readings’, and Qurʾānic composition, including a critical assessment of Nöldeke’s chronological theory-discourse and some of its current applications. I then proceed to compare this research with one of the earliest theoretical paradigms developed to explain the same topics, that of the jurist and exegete Muḥammad b. Jarīr al-Ṭabarī (d. 310/923). Al-Ṭabarī’s concepts of Qurʾānic Arabic language and of divine ‘Covenant’ as a compositional structure then forms the base for a model of the Qurʾān’s canonical composition and its theoretical foundation, which I develop here. The model, which focuses on the terms of the divine Covenant, then serves as the ‘meta-topic’, with reference to which I analyse the other selected Qurʾānic concepts at meso- and micro-levels.

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Mårtensson, Ulrika. The Qurʾānic Canon. Divine Covenant - Science and Concepts of Natural Law in the Qur’an and Islamic Disciplines. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 52-97 Jun 2022. ISBN 9781781791714. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=23807. Date accessed: 12 Aug 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.23807. Jun 2022

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