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The Quran: Modern Muslim Interpretations

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Massimo Campanini

Paperback, 149 pages



This work offers a lucid guide to how Muslims have read the Qur’an in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Massimo Campanini explores early approaches to the understanding of the Qur’an, including that of the Salafis and the construction of the Islamic Renaissance Movement, contrasting the development of traditionalist and ‘scientific’ interpretations and examining the work of the phenomenologists who followed. This lively book explores the radical ideas of Sayyid Qutb and his followers, a significant part of what is known as political Islamism, and investigates the idea of exegesis as a liberation theology, through the work of Esack and Wadud.




Introduction: The Qur’an and Praxis

1. Traditional Commentary

2. The Qur’an as Text, Discourse and Structure

3. Radical Exegesis of the Qur’an: Sayyid Qutb

4. The Qur’an and the Hermeneutics of Liberation

Appendix: Other Areas of Qur’anic Exegesis