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Exegesis of the Qur'ān : Classical and Medieval

Abstract : Great divisions of this article: 1) Etymology and significance of the Arabic words "tafsir", "ta'wil" and related terms. 2) Legitimization of qur'anic exegesis by the Muslim scholars. 3) The formative period. 4) An intermediary and decisive stage: the introduction of grammar and linguistic sciences. 5) Constitutive Sunni corpora based upon traditions and later development. 6) Special legal exegesis. 7) The exegesis of the dialectical/speculative theologians. 8) Mystical exegesis.
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Claude Gilliot. Exegesis of the Qur'ān : Classical and Medieval. Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Cl. Gilliot, Wadad Kadi, A. Rippin. Encyclopaedia of the Qur'ān (EQ), II, Leiden, Brill, p. 99-124, 2002. ⟨halshs-00643875⟩



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