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The Politics of Quranic Hermeneutics: Royalties on Interpretation

A public lecture by Walid Saleh, University of Toronto

Walid Saleh is an Associate Professor  in the Department and Centre for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto.   His current research interests include al-Wahidi and his Qur'an commentaries, a study on etymological studies of the Qur'an, and early Qur'an codices, and Apocalyptic literature in the Arab Ottoman Provinces.  His publications include The Formation of the Classical Tafsir Tradition: The Qur’an Commentary of al-Tha`labi (2004), “A Muslim Hebraist: Al-Biqai’s Bible Treatise and His Defence of Using the Bible to Interpret the Qur’an,” in Speculum 83, and “The Etymological Fallacy and Quranic Studies: Muhammad, Paradise, and Late Antiquity,” in The Qur’an in Context, ed. Angelika Neuwirth (forthcoming).

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