Islamic Theology, Philosophy and Law: Debating Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya

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Birgit Krawietz, Georges Tamer
Walter de Gruyter, Aug 29, 2013 - Religion - 591 pages

A unique collection of studies, the present volume sheds new light on central themes of Ibn Taymiyya's (661/1263-728/1328) and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya's (691/1292-751/1350) thought and the relevance of their ideas to diverse Muslim societies. Investigating their positions in Islamic theology, philosophy and law, the contributions discuss a wide range of subjects, e.g. law and order; the divine compulsion of human beings; the eternity of eschatological punishment; the treatment of Sufi terminology; and the proper Islamic attitude towards Christianity. Notably, a section of the book is dedicated to analyzing Ibn Taymiyya's struggle for and against reason as well as his image as a philosopher in contemporary Islamic thought. Several articles present the influential legacy of both thinkers in shaping an Islamic discourse facing the challenges of modernity. This volume will be especially useful for students and scholars of Islamic studies, philosophy, sociology, theology, and history of ideas.

 

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Contents

Challenging Expectations of Ingenuity
1
Human Agency
35
Career of Books
123
Philosophy
251
Inclusion and Exclusion in Islamic Theology and Law
375
Creative Reception Outside the Arab World
459
Bibliography
519
Index
573
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Birgit Krawietz, Freie Universitšt Berlin; Georges Tamer, Ohio State University, Columbus/OH, USA.

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