SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

(Dates and headings in italics indicate those assignments have not yet been finalized.)

     
INTRODUCTION TO THE CLASS
    Feb. 20

- Introduction to the class and definition of intellectual projects
- Begin Hermeneutical issues in usul al-fiqh: Imam al-Haramayn's Kitab al-Waraqat

CLASSICAL QUR'ANIC HERMENEUTICS
  The hermeneutics of usul al-fiqh
    Feb. 27

Hermeneutical issues in usul al-fiqh: Imam al-Haramayn's Kitab al-Waraqat

    Mar. 6

Al-Shafi`i's hermeneuetical project

    Mar. 13

The literalism of the Scripturalist Mu`tazila and the Zahiriyya

    Mar. 20 The Basra Mu`tazila and the Ash`ariyya
    Thursday Mar. 21 at 6:30 pm Dinner at the home of David, Beth, Rachel, and Jonathan Vishanoff (Samirono baru no. 77, behind the office of LPP Sinode)
    Mar. 27

The law-oriented hermeneutic of the Sunni schools of law

  Hermeneutics in the Qur'anic sciences
    Apr. 3 Hermeneutical issues in usul al-tafsir
    Apr. 10

Hermeneutical issues in `ulum al-Qur'an

MODERN QUR'ANIC HERMENEUTICS
    Apr. 17

Fazlur Rahman's and Abdullah Saeed's Contextualist Hermeneutics

    Apr. 24

Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd's Literary Hermeneutics

    May 1

Muhammad Sahrur's Liberation Hermeneutics

    May 8

Amina Wadud's and Edip Yuksel's Feminist Hermeneutics

    May 15 Abou El Fadl and Gracia on Authorship and Interpretation
CONCLUSIONS
    May 22

Individual consultations about Final Papers (see the Guidelines for Final Paper)

    May 29

Class presentation of Final Papers (see the Guidelines for Final Paper)

    June 5

Submission of Final Papers and concluding discussion (see the Guidelines for Final Paper)