Ursula Günther, PhD (Hamburg University), is a research fellow at the Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe (EZIRE), currently conducting an empirical study on normative practices of Muslims with regard to property. Her publications include Mohammed Arkoun: Ein moderner Kritiker der islamischen Vernunft (2004), as well as chapters on Arkoun’s approach to the Qur’an, aspects of Islam in South and sub-Saharan Africa and in Algeria, Muslim feminism (Die Frau in der Revolte: Fatima Mernissis feministische Gesellschaftskritik,1993) and gender issues, interreligious education, and religiosity among Muslim adolescents. She is completing a book on Arkoun’s approach to the Qur’an.