Theology and Creed in Sunni Islam: The Muslim Brotherhood, Ash'arism, and Political Sunnism

Theology and Creed in Sunni Islam: The Muslim Brotherhood, Ash'arism, and Political Sunnism

by J. Halverson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230102798
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 06/21/2010
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jeffry R. Halverson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Coastal Carolina University, USA. He is a specialist in Islamic studies and the history of religions, focusing on the Middle East and North Africa.

Table of Contents

Introduction the Unthinkable 1

Chapter 1 The Doctrines of Sunni Theology 13

Chapter 2 The Demise of 'Ilm al-Kalam 33

Chapter 3 Between Theology and Creed 59

Chapter 4 The Guide through the Storm 83

Chapter 5 The Taliban and the Maturidite School 115

Chapter 6 The Promise of Ash'arite Semiotics 127

Conclusions: The Revival of Kalam? 143

Notes 159

Bibliography 179

Index 185

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