Get 2 top 10 audiobooks free with a LoveReading exclusive

LoveReading has teamed up with Audiobooks.com to give you the chance to get 2 free audiobooks when you sign up. Try it for 30 days for free with no strings attached. You can cancel anytime, although we're sure you'll love it. Click the button to find out more:

Find out more

Al- Ghazali's Philosophical Theology Synopsis

The Muslim theologian al-Ghazali, who was active at the turn of the 12th century in Iran, Iraq, and Syria, was one of the most influential theologians of Islam. In this book, Frank Griffel will present the most comprehensive examination to date of the life and thought of this important figure. The book is divided into two parts. In the first, Griffel gives an account of what it known about al-Ghazali's life, offers brief discussions of his major works, and examines the legacy of his thought by tracing the lineage of his students and followers. In the second part, he provides a systematic exploration of al-Ghazali's theology. He explicates al-Ghazali's views on epistemology, cosmology, physical theory, creation, ethics, theodicy, and a host of other topics. Throughout, he offers a serious revision to traditional views of al-Ghazali, showing that his most important achievement was the creation of a new rationalist theology in which he transformed the Aristotelian views of thinkers such as Avicenna to accord with motives that were well-established within Muslim theological discourse. The result is the most thorough available examination of a major thinker.

Al- Ghazali's Philosophical Theology Press Reviews

This is an illuminating book, both in its form and its substance, and it is possible for the avid reader of the history of Islamic thought initially to become excited when skimming through its contents * Veysel Kaya, Ilahiyat Studies * refreshing and informative. * Muhammad Khan, The Muslim News *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780195331622
Publication date: 23rd March 2009
Author: Frank (Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University) Griffel
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 424 pages
Categories: Islam, Philosophy of religion, Islamic theology,

About Frank (Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University) Griffel

Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Department of Religious Studies at Yale University

More About Frank (Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University) Griffel

Share this book