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The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology
     

The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology

by Tim Winter
 

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This series of critical reflections on the evolution and major themes of pre-modern Muslim theology begins with the revelation of the Koran, and extends to the beginnings of modernity in the eighteenth century. The significance of Islamic theology reflects the immense importance of Islam in the history of monotheism, to which it has brought a unique approach and style

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This series of critical reflections on the evolution and major themes of pre-modern Muslim theology begins with the revelation of the Koran, and extends to the beginnings of modernity in the eighteenth century. The significance of Islamic theology reflects the immense importance of Islam in the history of monotheism, to which it has brought a unique approach and style, and a range of solutions which are of abiding interest. Devoting especial attention to questions of rationality, scriptural fidelity, and the construction of 'orthodoxy', this volume introduces key Muslim theories of revelation, creation, ethics, scriptural interpretation, law, mysticism, and eschatology. Throughout the treatment is firmly set in the historical, social and political context in which Islam's distinctive understanding of God evolved. Despite its importance, Islamic theology has been neglected in recent scholarship, and this book provides a unique, scholarly but accessible introduction.

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".. .well-edited collection of essays... . This volume makes an important contribution to readers' knowledge of Islam's intellectual history. Highly recommended." —Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107485471
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/22/2008
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Religion
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Tim Winter is University Lecturer in Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge.

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