Tag Archives: Meaning

Acts of Imagination

  By Kenneth G. MacKendrick Religion: “While there is a staggering amount of data, of phenomena, of human experiences and expressions that might be characterized in one culture or another, by one criterion or another, as religious – there is … Continue reading

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Some responses to “Qur’anic Reading as Embodied Practice”

I had a few responses to Summar Shoaib’s “Qur’anic Reading as Embodied Practice“. The first response concerns the opposition which the piece creates between traditional Islamic and so-called “Western” modes of reading. These two great abstractions (the traditional Islamic and the Western) are of course immensely … Continue reading

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Qur’anic Reading as Embodied Practice

By Summar Shoaib In Western traditions, whether religious or scholarly, reading and meaning are typically understood in solely cognitive terms, as a matter of extracting content from a text by way of the mind’s interpretive efforts. In traditional Islamic worlds, … Continue reading

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Picture Book: Remembering 9/11

Here are two provocative images I’ve recently seen that relate to the ten year anniversary of 9/11: This one was found via Facebook—shared by a friend of a friend: The text reads: “Flight 93 Born Hero’s; Gave their Lives to … Continue reading

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