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Philosophical Theology in Islam

by Brill
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Ayman Shihadeh and Jan Thiele (editors)




Later Ashʿarism East and West


Philosophical Theology in Islam studies the later history of the Ashʿarī school of theology through in-depth probings of its thought, sources, scholarly networks and contexts. Starting with a review of al-Ghazālī’s role in the emergence of post-Avicennan philosophical theology, the book offers a series of case studies on hitherto unstudied texts by the towering thinker Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī as well as specific philosophical and theological topics treated in his works. Studies furthermore shed light on the transmission and reception of later Ashʿarī doctrines in periods and regions that have so far received little scholarly attention. This book is the first exploration of the later Ashʿarī tradition across the medieval and early-modern period through a trans-regional perspective. 




1. Post-Ghazālian Theology


2. Al-Rāzī’s Earliest Kalām Work


3. Le commentaire à la sūrate al-Aʿlā attribué à Avicenne


4. Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī’s Platonist Account of the Essence of Time


5. The Necessary Existent (wājib al-wujūd)


6. Causing an Essence


7. Early Mamlūk Ashʿarism against Ibn Taymiyya on the Nonliteral Reinterpretation (taʾwīl) of God’s Attributes


8. Continuing Conversations


9. Putting Criticisms against al-Ghazālī in Perspective


10. Ashʿarism in the Ḥafṣid Era


11. The Legacy of ʿAḍud al-Dīn al-Ījī


12. Ashʿarism through an Akbarī Lens


13. The Mawāqif of ʿAḍud al-Dīn al-Ījī in India