Abu Hatim al-Razi: The Proofs of Prophecy: A Parallel Arabic-English Text

Abu Hatim al-Razi: The Proofs of Prophecy: A Parallel Arabic-English Text

by Abu Hatim al-Razi
     
 

This book is the record of a debate that took place in the early tenth century between the famous Ismaili missionary Abu Hatim al-Razi and the even more celebrated Abu Bakr al-Razi , a physician and philosopher who was known to medieval Europe as “Rhazes.” These two were towering figures of premodern Islamic thought, and their debate over the dogmatic

Overview

This book is the record of a debate that took place in the early tenth century between the famous Ismaili missionary Abu Hatim al-Razi and the even more celebrated Abu Bakr al-Razi , a physician and philosopher who was known to medieval Europe as “Rhazes.” These two were towering figures of premodern Islamic thought, and their debate over the dogmatic lines between Sunni and Shi’i theological positions serves to illuminate some of the most intellectually exciting topics of medieval Islamic culture. Abu Hatim, in particular, marshals evidence for his position from the Quran, the hadith, and pre-Islamic Arabic poetry as well as from the Jewish and Christian scriptures. This fresh, vivid debate still holds excitement for modern readers who are interested not merely in medieval Islam but in Christian thought as well.

Editorial Reviews

Ilahiyat Studies
The Proofs of Prophecy is an important contribution to the burgeoning body works in Islamic intellectual history, and as such, it would be of interest to both students and scholars of Islamic philosophy and comparative religion.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842527873
Publisher:
Brigham Young University
Publication date:
10/15/2011
Series:
Brigham Young University - Islamic Translation Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Tarif Khalidi is theSheikh Zayid Chair in Islamic and Arabic Studies at the American University of Beirut. He previously held positions at Harvard University and the University of Cambridge.

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