Publisher description for Modern Muslim intellectuals and the Quran / edited by Suha Taji-Farouki.


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With a preface by Vincent Cornell, this volume examines Muslim intellectuals from the Arab world, Iran, Turkey, Indonesia, Pakistan, the USA, and Europe who employ contemporary critical methods to interpret the Qur'an, arriving at conclusions that challenge those of past communities of interpretation. It offers a framework for understanding their work and responses to this among Muslim and Western audiences, and illustrates the diverse struggles in which they recruit the Qur'an, read through the lens of their modernist or post-modernist positions. Pointing to the emergence of a new Muslim community of interpretation characterised by direct engagement with the word of God and the embrace of intellectual modernity in the context of an increasingly globalized world, it presents and analyses for the first time a representative selection of its voices, methods, and conclusions.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Koran -- Commentaries.
Koran -- Hermeneutics.
Koran -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.