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

Modern Institutional Shifts

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 7, I sketch the economic and institutional re-ordering that took place in the context of modern colonial rule and the post-colonial nation-state, its implications for the Islamic scholarly institution and disciplines and the study and use of the Qurʾān, and for constitutional matters. Given the increased international interactions from the colonial period onwards, the perspectives now include the European university context and discourses. I then proceed to analyse institutional practices associated with current academic discourses and contention over what constitutes the ‘most scientific’ Qurʾānic studies. The analysis includes revisiting both natural law theory (Chapter 4) and the early theological dispute over the Qurʾān’s created or un-created nature (Chapter 6).

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Mårtensson, Ulrika. Modern Institutional Shifts. Divine Covenant - Science and Concepts of Natural Law in the Qur’an and Islamic Disciplines. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 289-317 Jun 2022. ISBN 9781781791714. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=23811. Date accessed: 12 Aug 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.23811. Jun 2022

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