The Flowering of Muslim Theology

The Flowering of Muslim Theology

by Josef van Ess
     
 

The Flowering of Muslim Theology discusses the emergence of theology in the classical period and offers acute and illuminating comparisons with the Christian (and Jewish) traditions. In this lucid and authoritative introduction to classical Islam, Josef van Ess opens a window on the intellectual world that gave rise to Muslim theology. This work gives a widerSee more details below

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The Flowering of Muslim Theology discusses the emergence of theology in the classical period and offers acute and illuminating comparisons with the Christian (and Jewish) traditions. In this lucid and authoritative introduction to classical Islam, Josef van Ess opens a window on the intellectual world that gave rise to Muslim theology. This work gives a wider audience rare insight into Islam's past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674022089
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

  • Note to the English-Language Edition
  • Introduction

  1. Theology in Its Own Eyes: Division and Heresy in Islam
  2. Theology and the Koran: The Mi‘rÁj and the Debate on Anthropomorphism
  3. Theology and Science: Mu‘tazilite Atomism
  4. Theology and Human Reality: Historical Images and Political Ideas
  5. Theology and Its Principles: Hermeneutics and Epistemology

  • Notes
  • Index

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