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Gabriel S Reynolds
In the Qur’an and Its Biblical Subtext (and now the Qur’an and the Bible) I call for an appreciation of the Qur’an for its own sake and an appreciation of the “remarkable literary achievement” of tafsir. To call this “colonial” is a sad misunderstanding or intentional distortion.
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Sean W. Anthony Jan 21
's paper reminds me of Lincoln's reply to Fitzgerald. He wants to protect the weak (the Tradition) from the strong (a handful of profs). But I see the profs as weak and the tradition as the giant. (Maybe, I'm wrong Joe, but I also think you're wrong abt Gabe.)
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Joseph Lumbard Jan 21
Please do not call me "Joe". I never go by that name.
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Aziz Muqaddam Jan 21
Replying to @GabrielSaidR
Words like colonialist and orientalist have lost any useful meaning; they are banal tropes at this point
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Martino Diez Jan 22
Replying to @GabrielSaidR
Historical critical method is perfectible, can be misused and must be integrated with other approaches. But claiming it is just a Western thing is truly antihumanistic as it denies the universality of reason. It often gives a better understanding of texts than ancient mufassirun.
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Abdulla Almehanna Jan 21
Replying to @GabrielSaidR
tafsir is meaning on the surface/longuistic level. ta'awel is meaning on the deep/actual level and that is where a readers focus should be.
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Henry Sperling Jan 21
Replying to @GabrielSaidR
Isn't it just a malicious slur? A way to sling some mud against you out of ideological spite? What is this person writing academic papers for if he doesn't think the 'Euro-American academy' (sic) has any worth?
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RiderOnTheClouds Jan 21
Replying to @GabrielSaidR
I see you responded to my email
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RiderOnTheClouds Jan 21
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RiderOnTheClouds Jan 21
Replying to @GabrielSaidR
My concern is that according to Lumbard, the Tafsir has a different literary history to the Midrash and writing of the Church fathers, so should be viewed differently. How true is this?
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Daniel A. Beck Jan 21
Replying to @GabrielSaidR
Technically Lumbard described you as working ‘in true colonialist fashion,’ as opposed to, I suppose, being guilty of the lesser sins of ‘false colonialism’ or ‘pseudo colonialism.’
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