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Critique of religious discourse = Naqd al-khitab al-dini

Author: ابو زيد، نصر حامد. ; Naṣr Ḥāmid Abū Zayd; Jonathan Wright; Carool Kersten
Publisher: [New Haven] : Yale University Press, 2018.
Series: World thought in translation.
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English translation of contemporary Islamic work that argues against the programmatic use of Islamic religious texts to support fundamentalist beliefs.
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Abū Zayd, Naṣr Ḥāmid.
Critique of religious discourse.
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2018
Named Person: Muḥammad ibn Idrīs Shāfiʻī; Muḥammad ibn Idrīs Shāfiʻī
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: ابو زيد، نصر حامد. ; Naṣr Ḥāmid Abū Zayd; Jonathan Wright; Carool Kersten
ISBN: 9780300231458 0300231458
OCLC Number: 1017098796
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Half Title --
Title --
Copyright --
Contents --
An Introduction to His Life and Work --
Critique of Religious Discourse --
Introduction --
1. Contemporary Religious Discourse: Its Strategies and Intellectual Premises --
First: The Strategies Used in the Discourse --
Conflating Ideas and Religion --
Explaining All Phenomena by Reference to One Starting Point --
Reliance on the Authority of Tradition and the Early Muslims --
Intellectual Dogmatism --
Dismissing the Historical Dimension --
Second: The Intellectual Premises --
Divine Sovereignty --
The Text and Nass --
2. Tradition Interpreted or Colored: A Reading of the Project of the Islamic Left --
Interpretation: The Linguistic Sense and the Technical Sense --
Coloring: A Tendentious Reading --
Productive Readings --
The Islamic Left and the Priorities of Religious Discourse --
The Past and the Present: The Root and the Branch --
Tradition: A Construct of Consciousness or a Historical Construct --
Tradition: Rebuilding or a Fresh Coat of Paint --
The Texts: Interpretation or Coloring --
Syncretism: Success and Failure --
3. Reading Religious Texts: An Exploratory Study of Types of Meaning --
Notes --
Index --
A --
B --
C --
D --
E --
F --
G --
H --
I --
J --
K --
L --
M --
N --
O --
P --
Q --
R --
S --
T --
U --
V --
W --
Y --
Z.
Series Title: World thought in translation.
Other Titles: Naqd al-Khiṭāb al-dīnī.
Responsibility: Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd ; translated by Jonathan Wright ; with a scholarly introduction by Carool Kersten.
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