Dos hitos en el camino hacia una concepción democrática y humanista del IslamMohammed Arkoun y Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd.

  1. Cepedello Boiso, José
Revista internacional de pensamiento político

ISSN: 1885-589X

Year of publication: 2011

Issue: 6

Pages: 287-300

Type: Article

DOI: 10.46661/REVINTPENSAMPOLIT.1874 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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In this work we discuss the most relevant aspects of thebiographies of the Islamic thinkers Mohammed Arkoun (1928-2010)and Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd (1943-2010), together with the key points of their modern interpretation of Quranic hermeneutics, taken as anindispensable element to achieve a humanist and democratic notion ofIslam. Both authors agree on the need to renew the exegetic techniquesabout Islam’s Holy Texts interpretation (Qu'ran and Sunnah) as anecessary theoretical tool to overcome the closed and authoritarianideas that were for ages the cornerstone of many Islamic-rooted legal-political systems. In their opinion, to defend an open reading of HolyTexts is an unavoidable task that will allow, on the one hand, to recoverthe humanist and emancipatory character of the original Islamicmessage, and in the other hand, to establish a legal-political modelmore suitable for the democratic values of the modern era.

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