Ahmad al-Ghazali, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love

Ahmad al-Ghazali, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love

by Joseph E. B. Lumbard

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ISBN-13: 9781438459646
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/02/2017
Series: SUNY series in Islam Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Joseph E. B. Lumbard is Assistant Professor in the Department of Arabic and Translation Studies at the American University of Sharjah and author of Submission, Faith, and Beauty: The Religion of Islam.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction
Why Study Aḥmad al-Ghazālī
Studies on Aḥmad al-Ghazālī
The Goal of this Book

Part I. Life and History

1. Sources for the Aḥmad al-Ghazālī Tradition
Works by Aḥmad al-Ghazālī
Primary Sources for al-Ghazālī’s Vita Summary

2. The Life and Times of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī
The Saljuqs
The Stages of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī’s Life

Part II. Practice and Teachings

3. Aḥmad al-Ghazālī’s Spiritual Practice
Spiritual Practice
Summary of Practice

4. The Roots of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī’s Teachings
Satanology
Love
Love in Sufi Literature Before the 6th/12th Century
Summary

5. Aḥmad al-Ghazālī’s Metaphysics of Love
The Form and the Message
The Oneness of Love
The Stages of the Path

Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index of Names and Terms

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