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Title: The enlightenment Qur’an : the politics of translation and the construction of Islam by Ziad Elmarsafy (Review)
Authors: Siti Sarah Binte Daud
Keywords: Humanities::Literature::English
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Siti Sarah Binte Daud. (2019). The enlightenment Qur’an : the politics of translation and the construction of Islam by Ziad Elmarsafy (Review). Studies in Religion and the Enlightenment 1, no. 2 (fall 2019): 14-15. doi: 10.32655/srej.2019.2.4
Journal: Studies in Religion and the Enlightenment
Abstract: In The Enlightenment Qur’an: The Politics of Translation and the Construction of Islam, Ziad Elmarsafy argues that the Qur’an, the sacred text of Islam, was a key influence on some of the most ground-breaking intellectual work in the European Enlightenment because “the engagement with Islam enable[d] a radical break with past traditions and the conception of something new” (x). Such “shifts in perspectives,” according to Elmarsafy, were possible only because of “new translations of the Qur’an that were being produced in Europe after the mid-seventeenth century,” translations that moved away from the “outright hostility” found in Ludovico Marraci’s version to the “genuine understanding” of George Sale’s version (xi).
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/137539
ISSN: 2661-3336
DOI: 10.32655/srej.2019.2.4
Rights: © 2019 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, & the Brigham Young University Faculty Publishing Service.
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:Studies in Religion and the Enlightenment

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