The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology by Sabine Schmidtke

By Sabine Schmidtke

In the box of Islamic reviews, clinical learn of Muslim theology is a relatively younger self-discipline. a lot growth has been accomplished over the last a long time with recognize either to discoveries of latest fabrics and to scholarly ways to the sector. The Oxford instruction manual of Islamic Theology offers a finished and authoritative survey of the present kingdom of the sector. It offers a variegated photo of the cutting-edge and while indicates new instructions for destiny research.

Part One covers some of the strands of Islamic theology throughout the formative and early heart classes, rational in addition to scripturalist. to illustrate the continual interplay one of the quite a few theological strands and its repercussions (during the formative and early heart interval and beyond), half bargains a couple of case stories. those specialise in particular theological concerns that experience built throughout the dilemmatic and infrequently polemical interactions among different theological colleges and thinkers. half 3 covers Islamic theology in the course of the later center and early sleek sessions. one of many features of this era is the turning out to be amalgamation of theology with philosophy (Peripatetic and Illuminationist) and mysticism. half 4 addresses the impression of political and social advancements on theology via a couple of case stories: the recognized mihna instituted by way of al-Ma'mun (r. 189/813-218/833) in addition to the mihna to which Ibn 'Aqil (d. 769/1367) used to be subjected; the non secular coverage of the Almohads; in addition to the moving interpretations all through historical past (particularly in the course of Mamluk and Ottoman instances) of the relation among Ash'arism and Maturidism that have been usually stimulated by means of political explanations. half 5 considers Islamic theological idea from the tip of the early smooth and through the fashionable period.

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