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Author Akbar, Ali, Dr. author.

Title Contemporary perspectives on revelation and Qur'anic hermeneutics : an analysis of four discourses / Ali Akbar.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 192 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "A number of innovative hermeneutical approaches emerged in Muslim exegetical discourse in the second half of the 20th century. Among these developments is a trend of systematic reform theology that emphasises a humanistic approach, whereby revelation is understood to be dependent not only upon its initiator, God, but also upon its recipient, Prophet Muhammad, who takes an active role in the process. Ali Akbar examines the works of four noted scholars of Islam: Fazlur Rahman (Pakistan), Abdolkarim Soroush (Iran), Muhammad Mujtahed Shabestari (Iran) and Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd (Egypt). His study shows that the consequences of taking a humanistic approach to understanding revelation are not confined to the realm of speculation about God-human relations, but also to interpreting Qur'anic socio-political precepts. And the four scholars emerge as a distinctive group of Muslim thinkers who open up a new horizon in contemporary Islamic discourse." -- provided by publisher, back cover
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Subject Rahman, Fazlur, 1919-1988.
Surūsh, ʻAbd al-Karīm.
Mujtahid Shabistarī, Muḥammad.
Abū Zayd, Naṣr Ḥāmid.
Qurʼan -- Hermeneutics.
Revelation -- Islam.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Akbar, Ali, Dr. Contemporary perspectives on revelation and Qur'anic hermeneutics. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2020] 9781474456166 (DLC) 2019304369 (OCoLC)1127098912
ISBN 9781474456180 (electronic bk.)
1474456189 (electronic bk.)