Qur'anic Hermeneutics

Between Science, History, and the Bible

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Abdulla Galadari
  • New York, NY: 
    Bloomsbury Academic
    , August
     280 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Gowhar Quadir Wani forthcoming.


Qur'anic Hermeneutics argues for the importance of understanding the polysemous nature of the words in the Qur'an and outlines a new method of Qur'anic exegesis called intertextual polysemy. By interweaving science, history and religious studies, Abdulla Galadari introduces a linguistic approach which draws on neuropsychology. 

This book features examples of intertextual polysemy within the Qur'an, as well as between the Qur'an and the Bible. It provides examples that intimately engage with Christological concepts of the Gospels, in addition to examples of allegorical interpretation through inner-Qur'anic allusions. Galadari reveals how new creative insights are possible, and argues that the Qur'an did not come to denounce the Gospel–which is one of the stumbling blocks between Islam and Christianity–but only to interpret it in its own words.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Abdulla Galadari is Assistant Professor at the Masdar Institute in the United Arab Emirates. He is also Research Fellow at Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education in Scotland.


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