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Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference
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Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean

Ryan Szpiech

Abstract

Exegesis and scriptural commentary is at the heart of medieval Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. Evolving in all three Abrahamic traditions as a multifaceted practice—at once social, devotional, intellectual, creative, and educational—it constituted an essential aspect of expression and belief. At the same time, because it dealt with issues such as the nature of the canon, the limits of acceptable interpretation, and the meaning of salvation history from the perspective of faith, exegesis was elaborated in the Middle Ages along the fault-lines of inter-confessional disputation and pole ... More

Keywords: Biblical Exegesis, Qur’anic Tafsir, Middle Ages, Islamic-Christian Polemics, Jewish-Christian Polemics, Gender, Dominican Order, Translation of Scriptures

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823264629
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823264629.001.0001

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Ryan Szpiech, editor
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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