Vol. 5, No. 1 (April 2005): Islam and Scriptural Reasoning


General Editors
William Elkins, Drew University
Willie Young, King’s College, Pennsylvania

Associate Editor
Kurt Richardson, McMaster University

Founding Editor
Peter Ochs, University of Virginia

Editorial Assistant
Patrick Lyons, King’s College, Pennsylvania

Editor’s Preface

Scriptural Reasoning, Hermeneutics, and Public Discourse
Willie Young, Co-editor


The Nature of Scriptural Reasoning in Islam
Abdulaziz Sachedina, University of Virginia

Learning to Ask Questions: The Cases of Abraham and Noah (p) in the Qur’an
Isra Umeyye Yazicioglu, University of Virginia

Principles of Qur’anic Hermeneutics
Yamina Mermer, Indiana University

Interpreting Political Violence in Islamic Philosophy
Mohammad Azadpur, San Francisco State University

Scriptural Reasoning in the Public Sphere

Beyond the End-Time: The Temporality of the Biblical Promise
Randi Rashkover, York College of Pennsylvania

“The Journey” and “The Waiting”: Two Poems
Heather Murray Elkins, Casperson School of Theological Studies, Drew University