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

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

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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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Media are an essential prerequisite for any message to reach its recipient. The transition from manuscript to print culture has already fundamentally altered our perception of the exegetical heritage. Further media transformations came about with the spread of radio, TV, the internet and smartphones. All of these shaped the ways in which the Qurʾān is interpreted and that interpretation performed. Some interpretive endeavours are present in various media at the same time, adapting their style to these media and their different target groups. The chapter discusses the impact of text, audio and visual media on Qurʾānic interpretation, paying particular attention to exegetical sermons that are available on online video platforms and are possibly among the most powerful and widely consumed approaches to the Qurʾān today.

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Pink, Johanna . Media. 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=32932. Date accessed: 15 Apr 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32932. Oct 2018

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