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The classic Islamic exegesis of the Qur'an: An approach

Abstract:

The article aims at providing a basic characterization of the peculiarities and hermeneutical methodology of pre-modern Islamic exegesis of the Qur'an. The first part of the essay puts forward a comparative analysis of some general features of canonical interpretation that draws inter alia on contemporary studies of Rabbinical midrash. Against the view that canonical interpretation aims primarily at the derivation of practical guidance it is argued that it may rather display a decidedly conte...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Role:
Author
Journal:
Theologische Literaturzeitung More from this journal
Volume:
136
Issue:
2
Pages:
123-136
Publication date:
2011-02-01
ISSN:
0040-5671
Language:
German
Pubs id:
pubs:149657
UUID:
uuid:2123edca-3e51-45c5-89dc-76ce87177514
Local pid:
pubs:149657
Source identifiers:
149657
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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