Theodicy in Islamic Thought: The Dispute Over Al-Ghazali's Best of All Possible Worlds
Eric Linn Ormsby
Paperback, 328 pages
The first detailed study of Islamic theodicy, the book points out distinctively Islamic formulations and solutions of the problem of the best of all possible worlds and shows where they coincide with Western versions, such as that of Leibniz.
1. The Perfect Rightness of the Actual
2. Two Disputants and Their Works
3. Divine Power and Possibility
4. Creation as 'Natural Necessity'
5. The Problem of the Optimum