9. Hermeneutics and Methods
Muslim Qur’anic Interpretation Today - Media, Genealogies and Interpretive Communities - Johanna Pink
Johanna Pink [+]
University of Freiburg
In this chapter, texts from Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, and Iraq exemplify debates and controversies over Qurʾānic hermeneutics and interpretive methods. These include semantics, the internal chronology of the Qurʾān, the arrangement of the text into verses and suras, the intra-Qurʾānic context of specific verses, and the attempt to read the Qurʾān in light of its aims and guiding message. The chapter also addresses the fundamental opposition between belief in a single truth, on the one hand, and doubt as an interpretive principle, on the other hand.