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Vanessa De Gifis’ Article Featured on the International Qur’anic Studies Association Blog

Vanessa De Gifis, author of Shaping a Qur'anic Worldview, writes about her motivation to write this book on the International Qur'anic Studies Association (IQSA) Blog.

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Excerpt from Vanessa De Gifi's article on the International Qur'anic Studies Association blog:

"It is commonplace in Islamic studies to acknowledge, in a general or clichéd way, that the Qurʾān has an influence on Islamic thought and society. My new book, Shaping a Qur’anic Worldview, was motivated by the desire to better understand the practical mechanisms by which Muslims bring the Qur’an to bear on real-world decision-making. It is the first book to systematically examine references to the Qur’an in early medieval Islamic politics in light of classical Arabic-Islamic rhetorical and grammatical-semantic theories"

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  1. Shaping a Qur'anic Worldview

    Scriptural Hermeneutics and the Rhetoric of Moral Reform in the Caliphate of al-Ma'un

    By Vanessa De Gifis

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    Exploring the subjectivity of the Qur?an’s meaning in the world, this book analyses Qur?anic referencing in Muslim political rhetoric. Informed by classical Arabic-Islamic rhetorical theory, the author examines Arabic documents attributed to the ?Abbasid Caliph al-Ma?mun (r. 813-833), whose rule...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge