Submitted by Tariq Jaffer on Saturday, 9/14/2013, at 11:39 AM

My book project (Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī's Qurʾānic Hermeneutics) focuses on Rāzī (d. 1210), a towering Muslim intellectual whose writings mark a momentous turning point in the Islamic tradition. Rāzī was a leading representative of Sunnī orthodoxy in medieval Islam. My book proposes that he exploited the rich heritage of ancient and Islamic philosophy in his Qurʾān commentary, and that he forged a methodology that united reason (ʿaql) and scripture (naql). My research investigates these transformative contributions that Rāzī made to the Islamic intellectual tradition.