Lamptey, Jerusha Tanner.

Never wholly other: a Muslima theology of religious pluralism / Jerusha Tanner Lamptey. - New York : Oxford University Press, 2014. - xiv, 333 p. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-306) and index.

The Qur'an and the religious "other" -- Theology of religions and Islamic contributions -- Muslima theology? -- Qur'an only? -- Overview of chapters -- Historical and contemporary approaches to religious "otherness" -- "Self" and "other" in historical Islamic discourse -- Rejecting the "other" and projecting the "self": polemical and apologetic trends -- Delineations of Qur'anic difference: exegetical and juridical trends -- Theocentric oneness and differentiated multiplicity: mystical and Sufi trends -- "Selves" and "others" -- Sameness and difference in contemporary Islamic approaches to religious diversity -- Prioritization of sameness -- Simultaneous affirmation of sameness and difference -- Prioritization of difference -- Proximity and otherness: the prevailing conception of difference and beyond -- Shortcomings -- Conceptual and hermeneutical foundations of Muslima theology -- Contemporary Muslim women interpreters of the Qur'an: hermeneutical approach and conception of difference -- Qur'an-centered hermeneutical approach -- (Re)conception of difference -- Forays into religious difference -- Trajectories of analysis -- From sexual difference to religious difference: feminist theological approaches to religious difference -- Dialogue amidst diversity -- Theology of religions: feminist theological critiques & contributions -- Insights and extensions: towards a Muslima theology of religious pluralism -- From holistic interpretation to relational hermeneutics: Toshihiko Izutsu's semantic analysis of the Qur'an -- Relational meaning and the semantic Weltanschauung: Toshihiko Izutsu's method of analysis -- The Qur'anic Weltanschauung: conceptual opposition and a basic moral dichotomy -- Insights: towards a Muslima hermeneutic of relationality -- A Muslima theology of religious pluralism -- Lateral and hierarchical religious difference in the Qur'an -- Defining characteristics of hierarchical and lateral difference -- Hierarchical religious difference: the semantic field of taqwa -- Lateral religious difference: the semantic field of umma -- Umma and reification? -- Taqwa and denotative stability? -- Relational mapping of the semantic field of taqwa: concepts of hierarchical religious difference -- Recognition of and attitude towards God -- Response to God's guidance -- Type and nature of actions -- Observations and implications -- Never wholly "other": sameness, difference and relationality -- Creation and theological anthropology -- Creation and revelation -- Revelation and revelation -- Purpose of lateral religious difference -- The religious "other" and the Qur'an.

9780199362783 (cloth : alk. paper) : RM245.48


Qur'an--Feminist criticism.
Qur'an--Criticism, interpretation, etc.

Religious pluralism--Islam.

BP130.2 .L36 2014