Talal Asad Quotes

Talal Asad Quotes: Tradition is an aspiration to connect the Self with the Other. One
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Talal Asad Quote: I think we need to think about Islamic tradition as a way of asking questions that cut across (and transgress) the assumptions of a purely secular world in which we already know how things stand for individual subjects as well as for societies.
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Quotes about Talal Asad: Language has multiple uses, and is embedded in different forms of life. It is not necessary to have this grand concept of
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Quote about Talal Asad: I do not think there is such a thing as a
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Talal Asad Sayings: I think the approach to Islam as a tradition is helpful. Tradition helps us to focus on questions about authority and temporality, and about the language used in relation to the two.
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Talal Asad Saying: For the law, the clarity of language and the finality of judgment is crucial, because you have to decide a case one way or another - whether it is criminal or civil or whatever. In ordinary life, you do not have to decide things with absolute finality. You do not have to decide on a theory in order to behave in a certain way towards other people.
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Sayings about Talal Asad: You should never employ your intellect but only that it is not essential to exercise it in order to live a humane life. Language permeates all of life, of course, and one's mind is essential to it, but that does not mean intellectuality should transcend all of life.
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Saying about Talal Asad: I'm not criticizing how people experience what they might call spirituality. I am interested in looking critically at something else - at how people use their language to articulate theories about something they call religion, to say, for example, that
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Talal Asad Quotes: The notion of
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