Philosophical Perspectives on Modern Qur'anic Exegesis - Key Paradigms and Concepts - Massimo Campanini

Philosophical Perspectives on Modern Qur'anic Exegesis - Key Paradigms and Concepts - Massimo Campanini

2: The Qur’an as Event

Philosophical Perspectives on Modern Qur'anic Exegesis - Key Paradigms and Concepts - Massimo Campanini

Massimo Campanini [+-]
University of Trento
Massimo Campanini was born in Milan in 1954. He graduated in philosophy at the University of Milan in 1977 with a thesis on Giordano Bruno’s thought. Later he obtained a degree in Arabic at the Institute for the Middle and Far East of Milan in 1984. Lecturer in history and institutions of the Muslim world at the University of Urbino and of Arabic culture at the University of Milan; reader in History of Islamic countries at the Oriental University in Naples; presently, he is Associate professor of Islamic studies at the University of Trento. He published about 100 scientific articles and 30 books, a few of them translated in Spanish, Portuguese and Serbo-croatian. In English he published The Qur’an: The Basics 2nd edition (Routledge 2016), Introduction to Islamic Philosophy (Edinburgh University Press 2008) and The Qur’an: Modern Muslim Interpretations (Routledge 2011).

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In the footsteps of Martin Heidegger, the chapter argues that interpreting is mainly to convey a message and an announcement. The Qur’an is both a message and an announcement and interpreting it means to “disclose” (a-letheia, kashf) truth. The Qur’an is an event in so far as it is a linguistic system wherein the Being (that is God) shows Himself and the truth is “disclosed” through the words of God conveyed by the Prophet.

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Campanini, Massimo. 2: The Qur’an as Event. Philosophical Perspectives on Modern Qur'anic Exegesis - Key Paradigms and Concepts. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 10-22 Oct 2016. ISBN 9781781792315. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=25714. Date accessed: 14 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25714. Oct 2016

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