تلقّي القرآن في ضوء نظرية استجابة القارئ
Considering the receiver, with his knowledge horizons, intellectual percepts and his mental representations has a vast literature in the Arab Islamic heritage. The usool, fiqh, linguistic, rhetoric and literary books abounded with information about the receiver. The early scholars, especially rhetoricians, were such fully aware of the receiver's importance in the communication process that they realized that writing about the linguistic competence of the addresser regardless of the interpretive competence of the receiver is not enough to apprehend the intended meanings of discourse. Therefore, great attention and consideration were paid to the receiver.
In the modern age, the attention paid to the receiver has been so great that it took precedence in the linguistic and literary studies because it is the one involved in every religious or other discourse. The theory of reading and reception, in which communication is regarded as its essence and centre of attention, emerged as a result of great efforts in various fields of knowledge