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Author Watt, W. Montgomery (William Montgomery)

Title Islamic philosophy and theology : an extended survey / W. Montgomery Watt.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : University Press, 1985.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  297 W34I    Check Shelf
Edition Second edition.
Description vii, 175 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 164-166.
Note Includes index.
Contents The Umayyad period and its prelude. The beginnings of sectarianism ; The Khārijites ; The early Shīʻtes ; The general religious movement ; God's determination of events -- The first wave of Hellenism. Politics and theology under the ʻAbbāsids ; The attraction of Greek thought ; The Muʻtazilites ; The polarization of Sunnism and Shīʻism ; Al-Ashʻarī -- The second wave of Hellenism. The flowering of philosophy ; The progress of Ashʻarite theology ; Al-Ghazālī and later Ashʻarites ; Other Sunnite theologians, 950-1250 ; Theology and philosophy in the Islamic west ; The elaboration of Shīʻte theology -- The later Islamic middle ages, 1250-1850. The stagnation of philosophical theology ; The vitality of the Ḥanbalites ; The transformation of Shīʻism -- The modern period. The theological response to the impact of the west.
Subject Islam -- Doctrines -- History.
Islamic philosophy.
Indexed Term Islamic doctrine
Subject Islam -- Doctrinas -- Historia.
Teología islámica.
ISBN 0852244878
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