“The Main Parts Are Made in Europe”: Apologetic/Critical Dichotomy and the Untold Story of Qur’anic Studies in the Iranian Academy

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
Mohsen Feyzbakhsh Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies, University of Tehran Tehran Iran

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This response to Majid Daneshgar’s book develops his argument about apologetics in the study of the Qur’an in the Muslim Academy in two ways. First, it makes a distinction between two different senses of the term apologetics and then shows how each sense would be relevant to Daneshgar’s argument. Second, it applies the argument to Islamic studies in the Iranian Academy in particular.

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