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

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

Modernity and its Paradigms

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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Since the first third of the 20th century, modernist intellectuals have proposed and developed new paradigms of Qurʾānic exegesis. These include the attempt to read the Qurʾān in the light of higher aims or overarching principles (maqāṣid), the historical contextualisation of its message and terminology and the application of methods from the field of literary studies. The chapter gives an overview of these interpretive approaches and the new exegetical genres they have brought forth. It also outlines some of the areas of continuing struggle, both among modernists and between modernists and their opponents – not least with regard to the Sunna, the second main source of Islamic belief and practice.

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Pink, Johanna . Modernity and its Paradigms. Muslim Qur’anic Interpretation Today - Media, Genealogies and Interpretive Communities. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2018. ISBN 9781781791448. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34799. Date accessed: 16 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34799. Oct 2018

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