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    DescriptionCenturies after his death, al-Ghazali remains one of the most influential figures of the Islamic intellectual tradition. Although he is best known for his Incoherence of the Philosophers, Moderation in Belief is his most profound work of philosophical theology. In it, he offers what scholars consider to be the best defense of the Ash'arite school of Islamic theology that gained acceptance within orthodox Sunni theology in the twelfth century, though he also diverges from Ash'arism with his more rationalist approach to the Qur'an. Together with The Incoherence of the Philosophers, Moderation in Belief informs many subsequent theological debates, and its influence extends beyond the Islamic tradition, informing broader questions within Western philosophical and theological thought. The first complete English edition of Moderation in Belief, this new annotated translation by Aladdin M. Yaqub draws on the most esteemed critical editions of the Arabic texts and offers detailed commentary that analyzes and reconstructs the arguments found in the work's four treatises. Explanations of the historical and intellectual background of the texts also enable readers with a limited knowledge of classical Arabic to fully explore al-Ghazali and this foundational text for the first time. With the recent resurgence of interest in Islamic philosophy and the conflict between philosophy and religion, this new translation will be a welcome addition to the scholarship.


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    Title
    Al-Ghazali's Moderation in Belief
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Al-Ghazali, Translated by Aladdin M. Yaqub
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226060873
    ISBN 10: 022606087X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHI022000
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI012000
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    DC22: 297.2
    BISAC V2.8: REL037060
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    DC23: 297.2
    BISAC region code: 2.1.0.0.0.0.0
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BP166 .G513 2013
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    22 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Aladdin M. Yaqub is associate professor of philosophy at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Liar Speaks the Truth and An Introduction to Logical Theory.
    Review quote
    "Given the significance of al-Ghazali as one of the leading Muslim thinkers in the Sunni world, it's remarkable that this important text has not yet been available in English-language translation in one place. Aladdin M. Yaqub provides such a translation, splendidly reconciling the Arabic texts and augmenting them with accurate notes that offer a helpful guide. This is sure to become the standard English edition." (Oliver Leaman, University of Kentucky)"