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Author Elkaisy-Friemuth, Maha.

Title God and humans in Islamic thought : ʻAbd al-Jabbār, Ibn Sīnā and al-Ghazālī / Maha Elkaisy-Friemuth.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 214 pages).
Series Culture and civilization in the Middle East
Culture and civilisation in the Middle East.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-209) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction ---- 1. Historical and Cultural Context --- 2. Abd Al-Jabbar's View of the Relationship with God through Divine Assistance --- 3. Relationship with God through Knowledge and Love, Ishq in Ibn Sina's Philosophy --- 4. Relationship with God through Self Annihilation, Fana, According to Al-Ghazali --- 5. Comparison and Evaluation.
Summary Winner of The Iranian World Prize for the Book of the Year 2007 in the Philosophy and Mysticism category. This new and original text provides a timely re-examination of Islamic thought, presenting a stark contrast to the more usual conservative view. The explanation of the relationship between God and humans, as portrayed in Islam, is often influenced by the images of God and of human beings which theologians, philosophers and mystics have in mind. The early period of Islam reveals a diversity of interpretations of this relationship. Elkaisy-Friemuth discusses the view of three scholars from the tenth and eleventh century: Abd al-Jabbar, Ibn Sina and Al-Ghazali, which introduce three different approaches of looking at the relationship between God and Humans. God and Humans in Islamic Thought attempts to shed light on an important side of medieval rational thought in demonstrating its significance in forming the basis of an understanding of the nature of God, the nature of human beings and the construction of different bridges between them.
Subject Ghazzālī, 1058-1111.
Avicenna, 980-1037.
ʻAbd al-Jabbār ibn Aḥmad al-Asadābādī, -1025.
ʻAbd al-Jabbār ibn Aḥmad al-Asadābādī, -1025. (OCoLC)fst01803085
Avicenna, 980-1037. (OCoLC)fst00048418
Ghazzālī, 1058-1111. (OCoLC)fst00095924
Ġazzālī, Abū-Ḥāmid Muḥammad Ibn-Muḥammad ((al- ))
ʻAbd-al-Ǧabbār Ibn-Aḥmad.
God (Islam)
Theological anthropology -- Islam.
Islamic philosophy.
RELIGION -- Islam -- Theology.
God (Islam) (OCoLC)fst00944142
Islamic philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01730358
Theological anthropology -- Islam. (OCoLC)fst01432209
Gott. (DE-588)4021662-7
Islamische Philosophie. (DE-588)4137531-2
Mensch. (DE-588)4038639-9
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Elkaisy-Friemuth, Maha. God and humans in Islamic thought. London ; New York : Routledge, 2006 0415400287 (DLC) 2005034250 (OCoLC)62342152
Standard No. 10.4324/9780203965375 doi
ISBN 020396537X (electronic bk.)
9780203965375 (electronic bk.)
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1134146760 (electronic bk.)
0415400287 (Cloth)
9780415400282 (hardback)
9781134146710 (e-book: Mobi)
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