"This book provides an analysis of the reemergence of hermeneutics and the political interpretation of scriptural texts in post-September 11, 2001, with special emphasis on Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Three relevant domains of hermeneutics and scriptural politics inform the contents of this book: human rights, democracy and law, and exploration of how scriptures and percepts have been reinvented and reinterpreted in order to respond to contemporary, social and political concerns"--Introduction, p. .
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Religious identity, differences and human rights: the crucial role of hermeneutics / M.A. Mohamed Salih and Bas de Gaay Fortman Islamic texts, democracy, and the rule of law: towards a hermeneutics of conciliation / Salman Haq Interpretation in canon law: faith or reason / Phillip J. Brown Judicial textualism: an analysis of textualism as applied to the United States constitution / Herman Philipse Arbitrary readings? Christianity and Islam as capricious hermeneutic communities / Karel Steenbrink Changing hermeneutics in reading and understanding the Bible: the case of the Gospel of Mark / Geert van Oyen The Qur'an and religious freedom: the issue of apostasy / Ali Mirmoosavi Dignitatis Humanae: a hermeneutic perspective on religious freedom as interpreted by the Roman Catholic Church / Kurt Martens Strangers and residents: the hermeneutic challenge of non-Jewish minorities in Israel / Deborah Weissman Religious texts as models for exclusion: scriptural interpretation and ethnic politics in northern Nigeria / Niels Kastfelt In the name of Allah: jihad from a Shi'a hermeneutic perspective / Seyed Sadegh Haghighat Views on women in early Christianity: international hermeneutics in Tertullian and Augustine / Willemien Otten Women's rights and the interpretation of Islamic texts: the practice of female genital mutilation / Isatou Touray.