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

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

4. Methods and Interpretive Strategies

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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Hermeneutics, here defined in the broadest possible sense as the methods and considerations governing textual interpretation, have become a contentious issue in the field of Qurʾānic interpretation. This chapter discusses a variety of methodological questions that fundamentally determine the nature and possible results of any exegetical enterprise, from semantics to chronology, from literary readings to the quest for structural coherence within the Qurʾān. The role of science and the so-called scientific ‘miracle of the Qurʾān’ receive special attention. Finally, the chapter examines attitudes towards both the use and the avoidance of the prophetic tradition.

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Pink, Johanna . 4. Methods and Interpretive Strategies. 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=32930. Date accessed: 15 Nov 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32930. Oct 2018

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