The Qurâ€™an as Scripture
New Color of Orientalistâ€™s View on the Qurâ€™an
As the center of Islamic civilization, the Qurâ€™an receives numerous intellectual responses both from Muslim and Western scholars within history. One of the prominent names of Western scholars who deals very much with the Qurâ€™an is Jane Dammen McAuliffe. This article discusses the ontological view of the Qurâ€™an of Jane Dammen McAuliffe, within a context of a new growing interest of western scholarship to see the Qurâ€™an. Applying phenomenological and analytical methods of analysis, the articles ends in conclusions:  Muslimsâ€™ views on the Qurâ€™an tend to be theologically oriented, while the Westerns have resulted some polemical conclusions  however a new growing interest in the West, in which Jane Dammen McAuliffe belongs to, sees the Qurâ€™an as a scripture, that emphasizes the importance of relation between the text and humanâ€™s belief in the text; the Qurâ€™an and Muslims.
Keyword: the Qurâ€™an, Jane Dammen McAuliffe, definition, scripture, relation.
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