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Qur'an of the Oppressed : Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam par Shadaab Rahemtulla (Janvier 2017)

Qur’an of the Oppressed : Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam par Shadaab Rahemtulla (Janvier 2017)

Rahemtulla (Shadaab), Qur’an of the Oppressed : Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam, Oxford, Oxford University Press, ("Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs"), 2017, 256 p. ISBN 978-0198796480.

L’auteur

Shadaab Rahemtulla is Assistant Professor in the International Studies Department at the University of Jordan. CV

Présentation

This study analyses the commentaries of four Muslim intellectuals who have turned to scripture as a liberating text to confront an array of problems, from patriarchy, racism, and empire to poverty and interreligious communal violence. Shadaab Rahemtulla considers the exegeses of the South African Farid Esack (b. 1956), the Indian Asghar Ali Engineer (1939-2013), the African American Amina Wadud (b. 1952), and the Pakistani-American Asma Barlas (b. 1950). The authors considered all proritise the Qur’an over the hadith. Rahemtulla considers this an essential move for a Muslim liberation theology and concludes with proposals with a new construal of what a politically radical Islam might mean, sharply differentitated from Islamism. This work provides a rich analysis of the thought-ways of specific Muslim intellectuals, it substantiates a broadly framed school of thought. Rahemtulla draws out their specific and general importance without displaying an uncritical sympathy. He sheds light on the impact of modern exegetical commentary which is more self-conciously concerned with historical context and present realities. In a mutally reinforcing way, this work thus illuminates both the role of agency and heremnetucal approaches in Modern Islamic thought.

Intérêts

- Analyzes the commentaries of four Muslim intellectuals who have turned to scripture as a liberating text to confront an array of problems, from patriarchy, racism, and empire to poverty and interreligious communal violence
- Considers the exegeses of the South African Farid Esack (b. 1956), the Indian Asghar Ali Engineer (1939-2013), the African American Amina Wadud (b. 1952), and the Pakistani-American Asma Barlas (b. 1950)
- Provides a rich analysis of the thought-ways of specific Muslim intellectuals, it substantiates a broadly framed school of thought
- Sheds light on the impact of modern exegetical commentary which is more self-conciously concerned with historical context and present realities
- Illuminates both the role of agency and heremnetucal approaches in Modern Islamic thought

Table des matières

Introduction
1 : Theology of the Margins : The Reading of Farid Esack
2 : From the Hereafter to the Here and Now : The Reading of Asghar Ali Engineer
3 : Gender Justice as Way of Life : The Reading of Amina Wadud
4 : Against Patriarchy : The Reading of Asma Barlas
Conclusions : On Thematic Readings
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