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2017 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins11/18/2017
Meeting Ends11/21/2017

Call for Papers Opens: 12/19/2016
Call for Papers Closes: 3/7/2017

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Qur’anic Studies: Methodology and Hermeneutics (IQSA)
Program Unit Type: Affiliate
Call For Papers: In the 2017 meeting, the IQSA Methodology and Hermeneutics unit will hold two panels. We invite proposals for a panel entitled ‘Minority Tendencies in Qur’anic Hermeneutics.’ We welcome papers that address how different minority Muslim sects and communities (for instance: Qur’anists, Ismailis, Alawis, Ahmadis) interpret the Qur’an, with a focus on their hermeneutical approaches. Are certain methods of interpretation specific to minority groups? How are minority hermeneutics justified? Do minority hermeneutics result in substantially different content in interpretations? The second panel will be a prearranged roundtable discussion on the diverse sources of authority that mediate the believer's understanding of the Qur’an. This roundtable will particularly focus on the methods by which authority is constructed, invoked, and disputed.
Program Unit Chairs:
Karen Bauer
Farid Esack
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