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

14: Conclusion - From Hermeneutics to Praxis

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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This chapter argues that phenomenological hermeneutics must become an active instrument in interpretation of history. God must remain an objective, an objective that will probably never be attained, in order to keep alive the universal value of truth which makes of Him the living reality within human history. Hasan Hanafi’s thought is studied as a particularly fulfilled expression of a progressive contemporary Islam. Hanafi succeeded in constructing – on a phenomenological basis – a philosophy that re-reads both Islam’s authentic role as a religion and ideology, and paves the way for future perspectives (hopefully not destroyed by terrorism) in the history of Muslim peoples.

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Campanini, Massimo. 14: Conclusion - From Hermeneutics to Praxis. Philosophical Perspectives on Modern Qur'anic Exegesis - Key Paradigms and Concepts. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 133-141 Oct 2016. ISBN 9781781792315. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=25718. Date accessed: 14 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25718. Oct 2016

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