Ziauddin Sardar’s new book which offers a fresh interpretation of the Qur’an with emphasis on context as well as on plurality and inclusiveness. Sardar uses several different methods, from traditional exegesis to hermeneutics, critical theory and cultural analysis to draw contemporary lessons from the Sacred Text on a wide range of topics, from power and politics, the rights of women, suicide, domestic violence, sex, homosexuality, the veil, to freedom of expression, science and evolution.  Published in May by Hurst and Co, London, and Oxford University Press, New York.

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