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    DescriptionThis 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.


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    Title
    The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Tim Winter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 347
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521785495
    ISBN 10: 0521785499
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HRH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15400
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 297.2
    BISAC V2.8: REL037060
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 297.209
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BP166.1 .C36 2008
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QRP
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Tim Winter is University Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.
    Review quote
    '... a reader-friendly volume faithful to the Cambridge series' promise to 'provide an accessible and stimulating introduction to the subject for new readers and non-specialists'.' The Muslim World Book Review 'Tim Winter (University of Cambridge) has brought together fifteen essays on classical Islamic theology at an opportune time, given sentiment today, alerting us to developments in critical understanding of the early period of Islam (in this book, between the seventh century and the sixteenth), and showing us how key theological issues were teased out by various scholars and schools. In doing this, the companion succeeds in mediating what is often a marginalized area of Islamic studies for the ordinary reader ...' Reference Reviews
    Table of contents
    Introduction Tim Winter; Part I. Historical Perspectives: 1. The Koran and Hadith M. Abdel Haleem; 2. Early kalam Khalid Blankinship; 3. Falsafa Hossein Ziai; 4. The developed kalam tradition Oliver Leaman and Sajjad Rizvi; 5. The social construction of orthodoxy Ahmed El Shamsy; Part II. Themes: 6. God: essence and attributes Nader El-Bizri; 7. Creation David Burrell; 8. Ethics Stefan Stelzer; 9. Revelation Yahya Michot; 10. Cosmology and the existence of God Ayman Shihadeh; 11. Worship William C. Chittick; 12. Theology and jurisprudence Umar F. Abd Allah; 13. Theology and mysticism Toby Mayer; 14. epistemology and divine discourse Paul Hardy; 15 Eschatology Marcia Hermansen.