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Islam and Literalism - a book by Gleave, Robert

Islam and Literalism

Literal Meaning and Interpretation in Islamic Legal Theory

Islam and Literalism( )
Author: Gleave, Robert
ISBN:978-0-7486-8986-6
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $39.95
Book Description:

An investigatigation of the phenomenon of literal interpretation in Islam, which proposes the literal meaning as the only acceptable one. It focuses on the tradition of Muslim legal writings, and also makes reference to Quranic exegesis (tafsir) and Arabic rhetorical works. The Muslim debates analysed in the book are described through the prism of modern Western linguistic philosophy, and a chronology of the development of Muslim conceptions of literal meaning structures the book.

Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Islam / Koran & Sacred Writings
Religion / Islam / Law
Law / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.1 x 6.1 x 0.7 Inches
Book Weight:0.863 Pounds

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