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Critique of Religious Discourse

Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd

Abstract

First published in Arabic in 1994, this book's controversial approach argued that conventional fundamentalist interpretations of the Quran and other Islamic religious texts are ahistorical and misleading. Conservative religious leaders accused this book's author of apostasy. Marking the first time a work by this author is available in its entirety in any Western language, this English edition makes the author's erudite interpretation of classical Islamic thought accessible to a wider audience at a critical historical moment. The book discusses the life and work of Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd (1943–20 ... More

Keywords: Islamic thought, Islam, religious texts, Quran, apostasy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780300207125
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300207125.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd, author
University for Humanistics, Utrecht