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"
View the entire article here.
Find out more about Shaping a Qur'anic Worldview here.
Scriptural Hermeneutics and the Rhetoric of Moral Reform in the Caliphate of al-Ma'un
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 9th 2014 by Routledge