Theologico-political Treatise Spinoza asks the question: what does it mean for a text to be the word of “God”? Focusing more particularly on the case of the Muslim sacred book, the Quran, Souleymane Bachir Diagne examines the question of the translation of the infinite Word into a human finite language and explores the implications (religious, philosophical, political) of that primordial “vertical” translation for the translations for the original chosen (therefore sacred) language into other human tongues.
Souleymane Bachir Diagne
Professor of French, Columbia University; author of
African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson, and the Idea of Negritude;
Fidelity and Movement in the Philosophy of Muhammad Iqbal;
Comment Philosopher en Islam