Islam and Literalism

Islam and Literalism

Literal Meaning and Interpretation in Islamic Legal Theory

eBook - 2012
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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. The idea of literal meaning, together with insights from modern semantic and pragmatic philosophers, informs this reading of Islamic legal hermeneutics. Robert Gleave explores various competing notions of literal meaning, linked to both theological doctrine and historical developments. The idea of a text?s literal meaning that rules over human attempts to understand God?s message has become an element in discussions about who has the authority to interpre.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780748631131
0748631135
0748625704
9780748625703
Characteristics: 1 online resource (225 pages)

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