Islamic Philosophy and Theology: Critical Concepts in Islamic Thought
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ian Richard Netton (ed.)
Islam, one of the worlds great faiths, was born as a result of the revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad (c. 570-632) in Arabia. A proper understanding of the Islamic present depends on an accurate knowledge of the way in which Islamic thought developed from medieval times onwards. For instance, Islam evolved a sophisticated theology and set of philosophical systems of its own, which owed something to the impact of Greek thought, but became uniquely Islamic because of the vital presence within that faith of the Quran. Furthermore, Islam soon came into contact with Greek philosophy and science, and a translation movement into Arabic began. The roles of Kason and Revelation, and the primacy that was to be given to one or the other, came to the fore. Problems which had also vexed Christianity such as anthropomorphism, free will and predestination provided intellectual stimulation for Islamic thinkers, while the mystical impulse, articulated in Islamic Sufism, imbued the writings of several of the theologians and philosophers considered in these volumes. Taken together, all of these issues constitute a golden period of Islamic debate and intellectual inquiry, and the articles collected in this fascinating set reflect that Islamic dynamic.
|Keywords||Philosophy, Islamic Islam Theology|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$1482.89 new (8% off) $1511.19 used (7% off) $1610.00 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||B741.I836 2006|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Ian Richard Netton (1989). Allāh Transcendent: Studies in the Structure and Semiotics of Islamic Philosophy, Theology, and Cosmology. Routledge.
Murtaz̤á Muṭahharī (2002). Understanding Islamic Sciences: Philosophy, Theology, Mysticism, Morality, Jurisprudence. Saqi.
Hermann Landolt & Todd Lawson (eds.) (2005). Reason and Inspiration in Islam: Theology, Philosophy and Mysticism in Muslim Thought: Essays in Honour of Hermann Landolt. Distributed in the United States by St Martin's Press.
Ṭabāṭabāʼ & Muḥammad Ḥusayn ī (2003). The Elements of Islamic Metaphysics: (Bidāyat Al-Ḥikmah). Icas.
ʻĀlam K̲h̲vundmīrī (2001). Secularism, Islam and Modernity: Selected Essays of Alam Khundmiri. Sage.
John Walbridge (2010). God and Logic in Islam: The Caliphate of Reason. Cambridge University Press.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?