New Books List

Publisher:

New York : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.

Call Number:

KIC 297.1226 A398C 2020

Pages:

195 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Religion

Summary:
"This book sets out how contemporary Iranian scholars have approached the Qurʾ an during recent decades. It particularly aims to explore the contributions of scholars that have emerged in the post 1979-revolution era, outlining their primary interpretive methods and foundational theories regarding the reading of the Qurʾ an. Examining issues such as the status of women, democracy, freedom of religion and human rights, this book analyses the theoretical contributions of several Iranian scholars, some of which are new to the English-speaking academy. The hermeneutical approaches of figures such Abdolkarim Soroush, Muhammad Mojtahed Shabestari, Mohsen Kadivar, Hasan Yousefi-Eshkevari, Abolqasem Fanaie and Mostafa Malekian are presented and then analysed to demonstrate how a contextualist approach to the Qu'ran has been formed in response to the influence of Western Orientalism. The effect of this approach to the Qu'ran is then shown to have wide-ranging effects on Iranian society. This study reveals Qu'ranic thought that has been largely overlooked by the West. It will, therefore. Be of great use to academics in Religious, Islamic and Qurʾ anic studies as well as those studying the culture of Iran and the Middle East more generally"--
Publisher:

London : I.B. Tauris, 2020.

Call Number:

KIC 297.81 P769 2020

Pages:

x, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Religion

Summary:
This book is the first to analyze the history and meaning of political quietism in Islamic societies. It takes an innovative cross-sectarian approach, investigating the phenomenon and practice across both Sunni and Shi'i communities. Contributors deconstruct and introduce the various forms of political quietisms from the time of the prophetic revelations through to the contemporary era. Chapters cover issues ranging from the politics of public piety among the women preachers in Saudi Arabia, through to the legal discourses in the Caucasus, the different Shi'i communities in Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and Pakistan, and the Gülen movement in Azerbaijan. The authors describe a wide range of political quietisms and assess the continuing significance of the tradition, both to the study of Islam and to the modern world today.
Publisher:

Cambridge : Islamic Texts Society, 2012.

Call Number:

KIC 297.211 I13K 1996

Pages:

xi, 269 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Religion

Summary: