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Book: Be Like Adam's Son

Chapter: 2. Kun ka-ibn Ādam: Nonviolence and Quranic Interpretation in Ǧawdat Saʿīd’s Thought

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44450


This chapter explores the nonviolent theories of the Syrian thinker Ǧawdat Saʿīd presented in his work, Kun ka-ibn Ādam (Be Like Adam’s Son). In this book, Saʿīd develops a historicist method of exegesis of the Quran to support his nonviolent interpretation of Islam. The chapter analyses how Saʿīd outlines his exegetical method and his conception of history.

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