Muslim Qur’anic Interpretation Today - Media, Genealogies and Interpretive Communities - Johanna Pink

Muslim Qur’anic Interpretation Today - Media, Genealogies and Interpretive Communities - Johanna Pink

The New Centrality of the Qurʾānic Message

Muslim Qur’anic Interpretation Today - Media, Genealogies and Interpretive Communities - Johanna Pink

Johanna Pink [+-]
University of Freiburg
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Johanna Pink is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Freiburg. Among her publications are one monograph as well as numerous articles and handbook chapters on contemporary, modern and 18th century Qur'anic exegesis as well as classical Qur'anic hermeneutics. She is currently publishing a collective volume on tafsir and Islamic intellectual history (OUP) and a guest-edited issue of the Journal of Qur'anic Studies on the translation of the Qur'an. Other areas of interest include the history of Egypt and the status of non-Muslims in Muslim religious and legal discourses.

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The extent to which contemporary Muslim religious discourses revolve around the Qurʾān cannot be taken for granted. This chapter takes a brief look at the role that the Qurʾān played in pre-modern Muslim societies and explains how and why the Qurʾān has moved to the centre of debates on belief, ethics, and religious practice since the 19th century. It pays particular attention to the emergence of the idea of reading the Qurʾān as a book of guidance (hidāya). Case studies highlight the relevance of this paradigm for the call to Islam (daʿwa), preaching and popularising exegesis until today.

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Pink, Johanna . The New Centrality of the Qurʾānic Message. Muslim Qur’anic Interpretation Today - Media, Genealogies and Interpretive Communities. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Oct 2018. ISBN 9781781791448. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=32927. Date accessed: 24 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32927. Oct 2018

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