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Masterclass 4 | Fear, Grief, Love, and Compassion in the Qur'an: Textual Evidence

  • Karen Bauer
Wednesday 28 March 2018
Register by email: lucis@hum.leidenuniv.nl
LUCIS Spring Fellow 2018: Karen Bauer
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

Spring fellow Karen Bauer | Masterclasses

These masterclasses are given in conjunction with LUCIS visiting fellow Karen Bauer's lectures on emotional rhetoric in the Qur'an. During the masterclasses, participants dive deeper into the themes discussed at the lectures and will have a chance to actively engage with Karen Bauer and the material at hand.

The Emotive Qur’an in its Late Antique Context, part 2: Qur’an

This lecture follows on from the previous lecture, by examining the control and expression of fear, grief, love, and compassion in the Qur’an, in order to show that the Qur’an broadly advocates emotional restraint on the part of the believers. Bauer then examines whether the Qur’anic message changed through time by using a recent chronology of the Qur’an proposed by Sinai (2017) and cross referencing this with her own data on the occurrence of the terms for fear, grief, love, and compassion/mercy (which alone occurs over 300 times in the Qur’an). Such analysis enriches our understanding of the way that the Qur’an appealed to its audience at different stages, and may shed light on the overall diachronic development of the behavioural norms expected of the believers.

Joining the masterclass

Would you like to participate in this masterclass? Advanced BA students, MA students and PhD's are welcome to join. Send an email to lucis@hum.leidenuniv.nl to register and you will receive the readings for the course(s). 

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