Islam and Literalism
Literal Meaning and Interpretation in Islamic Legal Theory
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Edinburgh University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $39.95|
| Book Description: |
Literal meaning is what a text means in itself, regardless of what its author intends to convey or the reader understands to be its message. As Islamic law is based on the central texts of Islam, the idea of a literal meaning that rules over human attempts to understand God's message has resulted in a series of debates amongst modern Muslim legal theorists. In this reading of Islamic legal hermeneutics, Robert Gleave explores various competing...