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作者 Soroush, Abdulkarim
書名 The Expansion of Prophetic Experience : Essays on Historicity, Contingency and Plurality in Religion
出版項 Leiden : BRILL, 2009
©2009
國際標準書號 9789047424369 (electronic bk.)
9789004171053
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說明 1 online resource (408 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part One -- Chapter One The Expansion of Prophetic Experience -- Experiential Nature of Prophethood -- Evolutionary Nature of Prophetic Experience -- Dialogical Nature of Prophetic Experience -- Chapter Two The Last Prophet-1 -- On the Meaning of "Finality -- The Relation of Finality to the Prophet's Persona -- Chapter Three The Last Prophet-2 -- End of Religious Legislation or End of Religious Experience? -- The Seal of Prophethood, Not the Seal of Interpretation -- Chapter Four Essentials and Accidentals in Religion -- Relationship Between the Essential and the Accidental -- Distinguishing the Essential from the Accidental -- Arabic Language and Arabic Culture -- Conceptual Limitations -- Scientifi c Knowledge of the Age -- Fiqh: Essential or Accidental? -- Ijtihad: Cultural Translation of the Accidentals -- Conclusion -- Chapter Five Maximalist Religion, Minimalist Religion -- Maximal View of Religion -- Fiqh: Minimum "Necessary" or Maximum "Suffi cient"? -- Science and Religion -- Ethical All-inclusiveness? -- Minimal on Theological Issues -- What Does the Expandability of Religious Knowledge Tell Us? -- Minimalist Religion and Everlasting Continuity -- Minimalist, not Maximalist ?uidance -- On the Perfection of Religion -- On Ijtihad -- Excessive Expectations of Religion -- Chapter Six Straight Paths-1. An Essay on Religious Pluralism? Positive and Negative -- Positive Pluralism: Irreducible Plurality -- Diversity of Understandings of Religious Texts -- Diversity of Interpretations of Religious Experience -- John Hick and Noumena/Phenomena Distinction -- An Alternative Explanation: Formless within Forms -- Immersion of Truth within Truth -- Negative Pluralism: Diversity Explained via Negativa -- One Destination, Different Paths -- Exclusivity of God's Guidance? -- Inextricable Mix of Truth and Falsehood
Compatibility of All Truths -- Pluralism of Values and Causes -- Religiosity is Caused not Reasoned -- Pluralistic Society versus Ideological Society -- Chapter Seven Straight Paths-2. A Conversation on Religious Pluralism -- Critical Rationalism or Relativism -- Cause versus Reason -- Faith and Certitude -- Truth" and "Truth for -- Nominalism and Pluralism -- Truth and Salvation -- Plurality of Meaning and Text -- Part Two -- Chapter Eight Types of Religiosity -- Pragmatic/Instrumental Religiosity -- Discursive/Reflective Religiosity -- Experiential Religiosity -- Chapter Nine a e Prophet Present -- Prelude -- The Essence of Religiousness -- Religious Experience: the Quintessence of Religion -- Rituals -- Chapter Ten Prophets Unheard -- a e Paradoxical Nature of Prophetic Mission -- Following the Prophet Is More than Following His Commandments -- Chapter Eleven Faith and ?ope -- Religious Faith -- Religious Experience: Cause or Reason for Faith -- Forming the Formless -- Doubts and Criticisms -- Need for Religious Experience -- Relation of Legal Precepts to Formless Experience -- Chapter Twelve Spiritual Guardianship and Political Guardianship -- Ghadir and Some of Its Consequences -- Sense and Essence of Spiritual Guardianship -- Wilayat and Imamate in Shi'ism -- Confusing Spiritual Guardianship and Political Guardianship -- Appendices -- Appendix One The Word of Mohammad. An Interview with Abdul?arim Soroush, by Michel Hoebink -- Appendix Two Ayatollah Sobhani's First Letter -- An Experience Li?e Poets' Experiences -- The Prophet is the Qur'an's Creator and Producer -- Meanings from God, Words from the Prophet -- Conditions of the Prophet's Life Produced the Qur'an -- Appendix Three Bashar and Bashir. Soroush's First Response to Sobhani -- Muhammad's Word, Muhammad's Miracle -- Secondly, the Tale of the Poetry -- a irdly, Appealing to Rumi
Fourthly, as for "Humanness" Implying Idle Passions and Desires -- Fifthly, the Possibility of the Qur'an and the Prophet's Knowledge Containing "Flaws -- As for Apparent Incongruities between the Qur'an and Human Findings -- Appendix Four Ayatollah Sobhani's Second Letter -- a e Nature of Revelation in this Interview? -- Muhammad, Peace Be Upon Him, Is Human -- Notion of Speaker and Loudspeaker -- Prophet, Not Scientist? -- Anything a at Comes into Being is Preceded by Material Potentiality and Time -- Inconsistency between the Surface Appearance of the Qur'an and Human Science -- Chasing Away Devils with Meteors -- Appendix Five a e Parrot and the Bee. Soroush's Second Response to Sobhani -- Faith Weakening! -- Learning, Not Sinning -- Revelation as a Natural Phenomenon -- Dialogical Nature of the Qur'an -- a e Parrot and the Bee -- a e Formless and the Form -- The Phenomenon of the Qur'an -- Gabriel within the Prophet -- Some Metaphysical Considerations -- Conflicts of Science and Scripture -- Pluralistic Islam versus Monolithic Islam -- Bibliography -- Index
Abdulkarim Soroush is known primarily for his epistemological/hermeneutical theory, the "Contraction and Expansion of Religious Knowledge," and its application to Islamic political theory and religious pluralism. While his Reason, Freedom and Democracy in Islam applies that theory to plurality and the historicity of understanding and interpretation of religion, this book captures some of his original theories about religion itself. The Expansion of Prophetic Experience treats the historicity of the Prophet Muhammad's revelatory experience, including human and contextual influences on the genesis of the sacred Text. It presents substantial aspects of Soroush's Neo-Rationalist hermeneutical project for an Islamic reformed theology and ethics, systematically leading Islamic reformation beyond conventional projects of piecemeal adjustments to the Shari?ah or selective re-interpretations of the Qur??n
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Soroush, Abdulkarim The Expansion of Prophetic Experience : Essays on Historicity, Contingency and Plurality in Religion Leiden : BRILL,c2009 9789004171053
主題 Muḥammad, -- Prophet, -- d. 632 -- Prophetic office.;Islam -- Doctrines
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