東文研セミナー 「Interpreting “Those in Authority”: The Hermeneutics of Medieval Qurʾānic Commentary」のご案内

東京大学東洋文化研究所では、新たに訪問研究員として来日されたJennifer Thea Gordonさんを迎え、以下の要領で東文研セミナーを開催します。10、11世紀のシーア派に限らず、イスラーム諸学のあり方や聖典解釈という営為に関し様々な示唆を含む発表となるかと思います。平日の日中ではありますが、幅広い関心の皆様のご参加をお待ちしています(参加自由)。
Jennifer Thea Gordon, Visiting Fellow at the Tobunken (May-August), is going to give a talk at the Tobunken Seminar on May 23. The topic should be of interest broadly to those interested in Shi`ism, scriptural hermeneutics, or political aspects of Islamic scholarship, to name a few. The seminar is open to public.

  • 日時:5月23日12:15-13:45 / Date and Time: May 23, 12:15-13:45
  • 場所: 東京大学東洋文化研究所3階第二会議室 / Venue: Seminar Room 2, 3rd floor, the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo
  • セミナーの形式について: このセミナーでは昼食の持ち込みを可とします / Note: This is a brown bag meeting.

題と要旨 / Title and Abstract

  • Lecturer: Jennifer Thea Gordon (Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo; P h.D. Candidate, Harvard University)
  • Title: Interpreting “Those in Authority”: The Hermeneutics of Medieval Qurʾānic Commentary
  • Abstract: This paper examines Twelver Shīʻa exegesis on the fifty-ninth verse of the fourth sura of the Qurʾān, which reads “O you who believe, obey God, and obey His Messenger, and those in authority among you,” focusing on different interpretations of the phrase “those in authority among you.” By comparing commentary on this phrase with the same authors’ writings on government in other genres, differences emerge that increase our understanding of the nature of tafsīr and its uses. While works such as Sharīf al- Murtaḍā’s Treatise on the Legality of Working for the Government and Shaykh al-Ṭūsī’s al-Nihayah reflect a willingness to accept and work within the contemporary political sphere, their Qurʾānic commentaries emphasize the importance of not obeying any authority, unless that authority is immune from sin. Tafsīr reveals Twelver Shīʻa exegetes at their least censored and most idealistic, giving us greater insight into medieval Twelver Shīʻa hermeneutics.

登録者 :森本・藤岡
掲載期間:20120509 - 20120523
当日期間:20120523 - 20120523