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The Cambridge companion to classical Islamic theology / edited by Tim Winter.

Other Title:
Classical Islamic theology
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series:
Cambridge companions to religion
Cambridge companions to religion
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 337 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Islam -- Theology -- History.
Islam -- Doctrines -- History.
Islam -- Doctrines -- History.
Islam -- Theology -- History.
Islam -- Doctrines.
Islam -- Theology.
Islam.
Theologie.
Islamische Theologie
Form/Genre:
History.
Aufsatzsammlung.
Summary:
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. -- Back cover.
Contents:
Part I. Historical perspectives. Qur'an and hadith / M.A.S. Abdel Haleem
The early creed / Khalid Blankinship
Islamic philosophy (falsafa) / Hossein Ziai
The developed kalām tradition / Oliver Leaman and Sajjad Rizvi
The social construction of orthodoxy / Ahmed El Shamsy
Part II. Themes. God : essence and attributes / Nader El-Bizri
Creation / David Burrell
Ethics / Steffen A.J. Stelzer
Revelation / Yahya Michot
The existence of God / Ayman Shihadeh
Worship / William C. Chittick
Theological dimensions of Islamic law / Umar F. Abd-Allah
Theology and Sufism / Toby Mayer
Epistemology and divine discourse / Paul-A. Hardy
Eschatology / Marcia Hermansen.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Winter, Timothy, 1960-
ISBN:
9780521780582
0521780586
9780521785495
0521785499
OCLC:
212432544
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