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By Jerusha Tanner Lamptey

How does the Qur'an depict the non secular different? traditionally, this query has provoked large debate between Islamic students concerning the identification, nature, and standing of such non secular Others. this day, this debate assumes nice value as a result widening event of spiritual plurality, which activates inquiry into convergences and divergences in trust and perform in addition to controversy over the proper kinds of interplay between various religions. The patience of spiritual violence additionally supplies upward push to tricky questions about the connection among the depiction of spiritual Others, and intolerance and oppression.

Scholars have characteristically accounted for the coexistence of spiritual similarity and distinction via resorting both to versions that depict religions as remoted entities or types that set up religions in a static, evaluative hierarchy. based on the restrictions of this discourse, Jerusha Tanner Lamptey constructs another conceptual and hermeneutical technique that attracts insights from the paintings of Muslim girls interpreters of the Qur'an, feminist theology, and semantic research. She employs this method of reevaluate, reinterpret, and reenvision the Qur'anic discourse on spiritual distinction. via an in depth interpreting of the Qur'anic textual content, she distinguishes among kinds of non secular distinction: hierarchical and lateral. She is going directly to discover the advanced relationality that exists between Qur'anic techniques of hierarchical non secular distinction and to articulate a brand new, built-in version of non secular pluralism.

Using an interdisciplinary method of confront latest Islamic scholarship, Lamptey's Never entirely different offers a brand new style of theology.

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