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Quran and Reform : Rahman, Arkoun, Abu Zayd (New) (Paperback) (Katharina Vu00f6lker)

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The author examines three 20th/21st century Muslims' accounts of reading the Quran. To master contemporary social challenges, Fazlur Rahman (d. 1988), Muhammad Arkoun (d. 2010), and Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd (d. 2010) call for revisiting the Islamic heritage, plus a fresh look onto the Quranic 'spirit'. The investigation leads through following concepts: the nature of the Quran, revelation and prophecy, the role of Muhammad and Prophethood. Discoursing the philosophers' reform ideas leads to an analysis of their exegetical methods. Do the proposed Quran hermeneutics support their reform projects? This book uncovers pros and cons of these socio-intellectual innovations. It finally concludes: the thinkers' scholarly and philosophical attitude exposes itself as a humanistic endeavour.

Edition: New
Number of Pages: 195.0
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Theion: Studien zur Religionskultur / Studies in Religious Culture
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Author: Katharina Vu00f6lker
Language: English
Street Date: January 4, 2017
TCIN: 52420822
UPC: 9783631675311
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-5355

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