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Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology (Tim Winter (ed)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2008) 9780521785495
Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology (Tim Winter (ed)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2008) 9780521785495
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Title: The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology

Author: Winter, Tim (ed)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2008

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521785495

Volumes: 1; Pages: 352

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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.ContentsIntroduction Tim WinterPart I. Historical Perspectives1. The Koran and Hadith M. Abdel Haleem2. Early kalam Khalid Blankinship3. Falsafa Hossein Ziai4. The developed kalam tradition Oliver Leaman and Sajjad Rizvi5. The social construction of orthodoxy Ahmed El ShamsyPart II. Themes6. God: essence and attributes Nader El-Bizri7. Creation David Burrell8. Ethics Stefan Stelzer9. Revelation Yahya Michot10. Cosmology and the existence of God Ayman Shihadeh11. Worship William C. Chittick12. Theology and jurisprudence Umar F. Abd Allah13. Theology and mysticism Toby Mayer14. epistemology and divine discourse Paul Hardy15. Eschatology Marcia Hermansen
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