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The Resource Free will and predestination in Islamic thought : theoretical compromises in the works of Avicenna, al-Ghāzālī and Ibn 'Arabī, Maria De Cillis

Free will and predestination in Islamic thought : theoretical compromises in the works of Avicenna, al-Ghāzālī and Ibn 'Arabī, Maria De Cillis

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Free will and predestination in Islamic thought : theoretical compromises in the works of Avicenna, al-Ghāzālī and Ibn 'Arabī
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Free will and predestination in Islamic thought
Title remainder
theoretical compromises in the works of Avicenna, al-Ghāzālī and Ibn 'Arabī
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Maria De Cillis
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eng
Summary
  • "The subject of "human free will" versus "divine predestination" is one of the most contentious topics in classical Islamic thought. By focusing on a theme of central importance to any philosophy of religion, and to Islam in particular, this book offers a critical study of the intellectual imports offered to this discourse by three key medieval Islamic scholars: Avicenna, Ghāzālī and Ibn Arabī"--
  • "The subject of "human free-will" versus "divine predestination" is one of the most contentious topics in classical Islamic thought. By focusing on a theme of central importance to any philosophy of religion, and to Islam in particular, this book offers a critical study of the intellectual contributions offered to this discourse by three key medieval Islamic thinkers: Avicenna, Ghāzālī and Ibn Arabī. Through investigation of primary sources, Free Will and Predestination in Islamic Thought establishes the historical, political and intellectual circumstances which prompted Avicenna, Ghāzālī and Ibn Arabī attempts at harmonization. By analysing the theoretical and linguistic 'techniques' which were employed to convey these endeavours, this book demonstrates that the three individuals were committed to compromise between philosophical, theological and mystical outlooks. Arguing that the three scholars' treatments of the so-called qaḍaʼ wa'l-qadar (decree and destiny) and ikhtiyar(free-will) issues were innovative, influential and fundamentally more complex than hitherto recognized, this book contributes to a fuller understanding of Islamic intellectual history and culture and will be useful to researchers interested in Islamic Studies, Religion and Islamic Mysticism"--
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Dewey number
297.2/27
Index
index present
LC call number
BP166.3
LC item number
.D4 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Culture and civilization in the Middle East
Series volume
42
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Free will and predestination in Islamic thought : theoretical compromises in the works of Avicenna, al-Ghāzālī and Ibn 'Arabī, Maria De Cillis
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-251) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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24 cm.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780415662185
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(hardback)
Lccn
2013021659
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)ocn802325507
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn890205555
Label
Free will and predestination in Islamic thought : theoretical compromises in the works of Avicenna, al-Ghāzālī and Ibn 'Arabī, Maria De Cillis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780415662185
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013021659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn802325507
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn890205555

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