Davary, Bahar Books

Bahar Davary is an associate professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego and an affiliate of the Ethnic Studies program. She teaches courses on Islam, Islam and Gender, World Religions, and a graduate course on Comparative Ethics at the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. She received her Ph.D. in Catholic Theological Tradition and Inter-religious Dialogue from the Catholic University of America.

Women and the Qur'an. A Study in Islamic Hermeneutics
2009 0-7734-3858-0
This work argues that a link between the modern consciousness of woman and the Qur’anic discourse can be established only by revealing the historical continuity in the language formation in the image of woman. A resource for addressing this issue can be found in the discussion of modern hermeneutics. The central theme of modern hermeneutics is to examine the historical continuity between the text and its interpretations. The work of Hans-Georg Gadamer, a contemporary German philosopher who is influential in the hermeneutical ontology of language in both North America and Europe, provides the framework for this discussion.