Recovering the Female Voice in Islamic Scripture: Women and Silence

Jardim, Georgina L (2014) Recovering the Female Voice in Islamic Scripture: Women and Silence. Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies . Ashgate. ISBN 978-1-4724-2637-6

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Abstract

Protest is an activity not associated with the pious and collectively-minded, but more often seen as an activity of the liberal and rebellious. Judaism, Christianity and Islam are commonly understood as paragons of submission and obedience following Abraham’s example. Yet, the scriptures of all three faiths are founded in the prophets protesting wrongs in the social order. The Qur`an claims that men and women, and the relations between them are a sign from God. The question is to what extent are women silenced in the text, and do they share with men in shaping the prophetic scriptures? This book finds that far from silencing women, the Qur`an affirms the female voice as protester for justice and as questioner of Theology. In this reading of the female role in divine revelation in the Islamic text, Georgina Jardim returns to the scriptures of the Judeo-Christian counterpart of the Abrahamic faiths, to investigate whether the Bible may claim women as brokers of revelation. The result is an enriched understanding of divine communication in the Abrahamic scriptures and a commonplace for reasoning about the female voice as speaker in the Word of God.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam, feminism, women's voice, Theology of religions, interfeminist, dialogue, Qur`an, hermeneutics, mujadilah, Abrahamic, debate, dispute, gender, scriptural reasoning
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Georgina Jardim
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 09:28
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2017 09:51
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2292

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