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 Qur'an, Textual Interpretation and Authority

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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As both the first and the second part of the book demonstrate, Qur??nic interpretation takes place in power fields. Such power fields determine whether an interpretation is considered acceptable or even authoritative in specific circumstances. Such dynamics become particularly clear in cases of conflict. The epilogue draws on two case studies: an Egyptian censorship case concerning a rhymed Qur??nic commentary and the struggle over the interpretation of Q. 4:34, a verse that seems to allow a husband to beat his wife. These case studies lead up to concluding reflections on the nature of authority, power fields, and the interaction between the Qur??nic texts and its human readers in present-day Muslim Qur??nic interpretation.

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Pink, Johanna . The Qur'an, Textual Interpretation and Authority. 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=32938. Date accessed: 21 Nov 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32938. Oct 2018

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