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Book: Philosophical Perspectives on Modern Qur'anic Exegesis

Chapter: 7: Structure and Historicity

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.32124


In De Saussure’s terminology, the Qur’an could be considered as a langue. Moreover, “structure” does not mean simply the “order”, nazm, of the text and its potential coherence and well-constructed shape, but alludes also to the internal coherence and self-reference of the Qur’anic language. The problems of language and “disclosure” surface again. The issue is examined through Hasan Hanafi’s and Fazlur Rahman’s thematic approach to the Holy Text.

Chapter Contributors

  • Massimo Campanini ( - mcampinini) 'University of Trento'