Interpretation and the Problem of the Intention of the Author: H.
... scholars in both the Muslim and the Western world for the last decades. The works of the late
Professor Fazlur Rahman in the line of Schleiermacher and Betti, and those of M. Arkoun in the
line of deconstructionism, have been the most influential hermeneutical studies. Besides, in
criticizing the hi ...
... Qur’anic scholarship. Without in any way wanting to pre-empt the
discussion on the worldly nature of the Qur’an, in reflecting on the diverse
scholarly approaches to the Qur’an, I draw an analogy with the
personality and body of a beloved and the ways in which she is
approached. The body that comes ...
doc - Pastor Stan Lubeck
... at the hands of the Philistines. The armies were drawn up on opposite sides of the Valley of Elah,
a few miles southwest of Jerusalem (vv. 2-3). Apparently intimidated by each other, they decided
that the outcome should be determined by a contest of champions who would engage each other in
combat. T ...
Reader Response Theory and Holocaust Art
... attempting to analyze aspects of the languages, the system […] while presenting what
they are doing as an interpretation of the literary work” (117). Those who engage in
such practices, he writes, “[…] are just using literary works to tell stories about the
myriad problems of human existence” (117). ...
The Roots of Islamophobia in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century
... mistranslate the word " " أمىummei (unlettered), referring to Prophet Muhammad in
some Qur'anic verses, so as to hide the fact that it could have never been possible
for an unlettered person to be the author of the Qur'an that encompasses historical
events, that he did not witness, as well as meti ...
Asbāb al-nuzūl (أسباب النزول), meaning occasions or circumstances of revelation, refers to the historical context in which Quranic verses were revealed. Though of some use in reconstructing the Qur'an's historicity, asbāb is by nature an exegetical rather than a historiographical genre, and as such usually associates the verses it explicates with general situations rather than specific events.