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Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology (Kalam) Ed: Sabine Schmidtke
[I#5885 1H1 HB 815pp OUP, Comprehensive & Authoritative. Mutazila, Ashariyya, Maturidiyya, Karra]

The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology
Editor : Sabine Schmidtke
Hardback 832 Pages
ISBN : 9780199696703
Publisher : Oxford University Press (OUP)

About The Book

The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the current state of the field. 

It provides a variegated picture of the state of the art and at the same time suggests new directions for future research. 

Part One covers the various strands of Islamic theology during the formative and early middle periods, rational as well as scripturalist. To demonstrate the continuous interaction among the various theological strands and its repercussions (during the formative and early middle period and beyond).

Part Two offers a number of case studies. These focus on specific theological issues that have developed through the dilemmatic and often polemical interactions between the different theological schools and thinkers. 

Part Three covers Islamic theology during the later middle and early modern periods. One of the characteristics of this period is the growing amalgamation of theology with philosophy (Peripatetic and Illuminationist) and mysticism. 

Part Four addresses the impact of political and social developments on theology through a number of case studies: the famous miḥna instituted by al-Maʾmun (r. 189/813-218/833) as well as the miḥna to which Ibn ʾAqil (d. 769/1367) was subjected; the religious policy of the Almohads; as well as the shifting interpretations throughout history (particularly during Mamluk and Ottoman times) of the relation between Ashʿarism and Maturidism that were often motivated by political motives. 

Part Five considers Islamic theological thought from the end of the early modern and during the modern period. 

  • Oxford Handbooks offer authoritative and up-to-date surveys of original research in a particular subject area. 
  • Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates, as well as a foundation for future research. 
  • Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences.

About The Editor

Sabine Schmidtke (D.Phil. University of Oxford) is Professor of Islamic Intellectual History at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. She has published extensively on Islamic and Jewish intellectual history.


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