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The Resource Islam and literalism : literal meaning and interpretation in Islamic legal theory, Robert Gleave

Islam and literalism : literal meaning and interpretation in Islamic legal theory, Robert Gleave

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Islam and literalism : literal meaning and interpretation in Islamic legal theory
Title
Islam and literalism
Title remainder
literal meaning and interpretation in Islamic legal theory
Statement of responsibility
Robert Gleave
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Traces the emergence and development of the idea of literal meaning in Islamic legal hermeneutics. The idea of literal meaning - the meaning a text or statement has, regardless of what its author intends to convey or its audience understands to be its message - is here used as an analytical tool to inform a reading of Islamic legal hermeneutics with the insights of modern semantic and pragmatic philosophers. Author Robert Gleave argues that there have been various competing notions of literal meaning, linked to both theological doctrine and historical context. The inherent meaning of the text has become an element in discussions about who has the authority to interpret the revelatory texts, and what are the legitimate procedures for identifying what this literal meaning might be. Answers to these questions have evolved over time, and an attraction to the idea of a text's literal meaning which rules over all fallible human attempts to understand God's message has intensified among modern Muslim legal theorists. This attraction has resulted in intertwined debates concerning the processing and priority of legal meaning - and the importance of defining, identifying and promulgating the literal meaning of the central texts of the Muslim tradition shows little sign of diminishing"--Jacket
Cataloging source
Uk
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gleave, R.
Index
index present
LC call number
KBP461
LC item number
.G54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Islamic law
Label
Islam and literalism : literal meaning and interpretation in Islamic legal theory, Robert Gleave
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Understanding literal meaning
  • Literal meaning, hermeneutics and Islamic legal theory
  • The
  • emergence of literal meaning in early Islamic thought
  • Literal meaning in early Islamic legal theory
  • Early Shīʻī conceptions of literal meaning
  • Zahirism, literalism and Ibn Ḥazm
  • Literal meaning in modern Muslim legal theory : two examples
Control code
sky250046408
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 212 pages
Isbn
9780748655533
Isbn Type
(Amazon ebook)
Lccn
2012494445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Islam and literalism : literal meaning and interpretation in Islamic legal theory, Robert Gleave
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Understanding literal meaning
  • Literal meaning, hermeneutics and Islamic legal theory
  • The
  • emergence of literal meaning in early Islamic thought
  • Literal meaning in early Islamic legal theory
  • Early Shīʻī conceptions of literal meaning
  • Zahirism, literalism and Ibn Ḥazm
  • Literal meaning in modern Muslim legal theory : two examples
Control code
sky250046408
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 212 pages
Isbn
9780748655533
Isbn Type
(Amazon ebook)
Lccn
2012494445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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