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The Sufi doctrine of man : Sadr al-Din al-Qunawi's metaphysical anthropology / by Richard Todd.

Author/Creator:
Todd, Richard, 1968- author.
Publication:
Leiden, Netherlands : Brill, 2014.
Series:
Islamic philosophy, theology, and science ; Volume 90.
Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science, 0169-8729 ; Volume 90
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (246 p.)
Subjects:
Theological anthropology -- Islam.
Sufis -- Biography.
Sufism.
Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī, Muḥammad ibn Isḥāq, -1273 or 1274.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In The Sufi Doctrine of Man , Richard Todd examines the life and thought of Ibn 'Arabī's chief disciple, Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī (13th century C.E.). Making use of manuscript sources, he analyzes and contextualizes Qūnawī's esoteric vision of the nature and purpose of human existence, a doctrine which incorporates core elements of Qūnawī's metaphysics, cosmology, psychology, and eschatology. Qūnawī's thought is placed in relation to Ibn 'Arabī's and that of the Ikhwān al-Ṣafā', and his interaction with the Avicennian tradition is explored by focusing on his dialogue with the philosopher al-Ṭūsī. Although not as famous as his master, Qūnawī is shown to have been a sophisticated metaphysician in his own right, who had a major impact on Sufi thought.
Contents:
Preliminary Material
Introduction
Life and Times
Qūnawī’s Corpus
Intellectual Currents and Debates
Cosmology
Man’s Metaphysical Origins
The Human State
Liberation
The Reception of Qūnawī’s Thought
Conclusion
Appendix 1 Critical List of Qūnawī’s Works
Appendix 2 Qūnawī’s Ijāzas to Farghānī and Jandī
Appendix 3 Translated Excerpts from Qūnawī’s Epistemological Texts
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
90-04-27126-0
OCLC:
888653428
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004271265 DOI
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