Wie entsteht eine Schrift in der Forschung und in der Geschichte? 978-3-16-160793-6 - Mohr Siebeck
Religious Studies

Angelika Neuwirth

Wie entsteht eine Schrift in der Forschung und in der Geschichte?

Die Hebräische Bibel und der Koran
Hrsg. v. Jürgen Kampmann
Übers. v. Paul Silas Peterson

[How Do Texts Emerge in Research and History? The Hebrew Bible and the Qur'an.]

2017. 238 pages.

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What is the relationship between the Qur'an, and therefore Islam, and the biblical tradition? Angelika Neuwirth turns to these and other questions with criteria already proven in neighbouring philologies, such as typological interpretation and the antinomy of attraction and repulsion.
What is the relationship between the Qur'an, and therefore Islam, and the biblical tradition? Is the Qur'an part of the Mediterranean culture that was formative for later Europe, or is its message dominated by its own, pre-monotheistic heroic, even combative, Arabian culture? Historically and semantically, the Qur'an is – not differently to the Mishna or the New Testament – part of the biblical tradition. Our perception of the Qur'an is however governed by scholarly constructs established by schools which are split over the issue of the Qur'an's participation in the Jewish-Christian hermeneutics. It is only by substituting the literal reading which is prevailing today by a typological reading that the Qur'an can be recognized in its scriptural dimension, i.e. as a new exegetical reading of the Hebrew Bible based on late antique hermeneutics. Angelika Neuwirth turns to these questions with criteria already proven in neighbouring philologies, such as typological interpretation and the antinomy of attraction and repulsion. Her consideration takes into account, for the first time, the fact of the Qur'an's oral composition and thus the simultaneous emergence of text and belief community.
Authors/Editors

Angelika Neuwirth Studium der Arabistik, Islamwissenschaft und Klassischen Philologie in Berlin, Göttingen, Teheran, Jerusalem und München; 1972 Promotion; 1977 Habilitation; 1977–1983 Lehrtätigkeit an der University of Jordan; seit 1991 Inhaberin des Lehrstuhls für Arabistik an der Freien Universität Berlin; 1994–2000 Direktorin des Orient-Instituts in Beirut und Istanbul; Leiterin des Forschungsprojekts »Figurationen des Märtyrers« am Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin; seit 2007 Leiterin des Forschungsprojekts »Corpus Coranicum« Dokumentierte Edition und literaturwissenschaftlich-historischer Kommentar« an der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften; seit 2012 Leiterin des Projekts »Von Logos zu Kalam« am Sonderforschungsbereich 980 »Episteme in Bewegung« an der Freien Universität Berlin.

Jürgen Kampmann ist Professor für Kirchenordnung und Neuere Kirchengeschichte an der Evangelisch-Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Tübingen.

Paul Silas Peterson Born 1979; theological studies in Portland, Edinburgh and Tübingen; Privatdozent Dr. theol., Protestant Faculty of Theology of the University of Tübingen.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung — 113 (2018), S. 140–144 (Ferdinand Ahuis)
In: Scienzz.de — http://www.scienzz.de/magazin/art11934.html (8/2017) (Josef Tutsch)
In: Frankfurter Rundschau — 11. Juli 2017, S. 27 (Dirk Pilz)
In: Salzburger Theologische Zeitschrift — 23 (2018), S. 144