The forum of ismailian Interlocution
HomePortalFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 

 Dr Karen Bauer Presents Paper on “Tafsir and its Audience”-April 2009

Go down 
mohnnad ismail

Number of posts : 71
Registration date : 2009-08-29

PostSubject: Dr Karen Bauer Presents Paper on “Tafsir and its Audience”-April 2009   Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:19 pm

Dr Karen Bauer Presents Paper on “Tafsir and its Audience”
April 2009

Dr Karen Bauer, Research Associate in the Institute’s Qur’anic Studies project, presented a paper at the American Oriental Society Conference, which took place 13-16 March 2009 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr Bauer’s paper was entitled “Tafsir and its audience”.

Though exegesis of the Qur’an is a crucial feature of many types of Islamic literature, Qur’anic commentary (tafsir) is distinctive in its dedication to explaining the Qur’an verse by verse. Considering the audience of tafsir is an essential part of understanding why the author chose to include certain content and to write in a particular style. Few scholars have studied the intended or actual audience of tafsir in the pre-modern period, or attempted to develop a typology of tafsir that relates to its style, purpose and audience. Dr Bauer’s paper is a preliminary assessment of the audiences of works of tafsir from the 11th-13th centuries.

Dr Bauer’s work is part of the Qur’anic Studies project at the IIS, which has recently published a book titled An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries that analyses the works of twenty selected Sunni, Shi‘i, Ibadi, Mu‘tazili and Sufi commentators on six different Qur'anic verses, revealing varied approaches to the scripture and its meaning.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Dr Karen Bauer Presents Paper on “Tafsir and its Audience”-April 2009
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
» Court upholds ruling on LTO security paper bidding
» Noah Paper Mills Wins Bid to Supply Paper for Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Polls
» OTC Paper Supply and Smartmatic bag COMELEC contracts
» coins changed into transparent paper money dream
» a between state dream, eating parchment paper

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
ismaili :: New flabellum-
Jump to: