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Description - Shaping a Qur'anic Worldview by Vanessa De Gifis

Exploring the subjectivity of the Qur'an's meaning in the world, this book analyses Qur'anic referencing in Muslim political rhetoric.

Informed by classical Arabic-Islamic rhetorical theory, the author examines Arabic documents attributed to the 'Abbasid Caliph al-Ma'mun (r. 813-833), whose rule coincided with the maturation of classical Islamic political thought and literary culture. She demonstrates how Qur'anic referencing functions as tropological exegesis, whereby verses in the Qur'an are reinterpreted through the lens of subjective experience. At the same time socio-historical experiences are understood in terms of the Qur'an's moral typology, which consists of interrelated polarities that define good and bad moral characters in mutual orientation. Through strategic deployment of scriptural references within the logical scheme of rhetorical argument, the Caliph constructs moral analogies between paradigmatic characters in the Qur'an and people in his social milieu, and situates himself as moral reformer and guide, in order to persuade his audiences of the necessity of the Caliphate and the religio-moral imperative of obedience to his authority.

The Ma'munid case study is indicative of the nature and function of Qur'anic referencing across historical periods, and thus contributes to broader conversations about the impact of the Qur'an on the shaping of Islamic civilization. This book is an invaluable resource for those with an interest in Early Islamic History, Islam and the rhetoric of contemporary Middle East regional and global Islamic politics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415735964
ISBN-10: 0415735963
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 130
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Apr-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Vanessa De Gifis

Vanessa De Gifis earned her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago(2008) and is Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Wayne State University. Her research focuses on Qur'anic hermeneutics, the influence of the Qur'an on Muslim intellectual traditions, and Arabic-Islamic literary culture in the early 'Abbasid period.

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