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Defenders of Reason in Islam : Mu'tazililism from Medieval School to Modern Symbol - Richard C. Martin

Defenders of Reason in Islam

Mu'tazililism from Medieval School to Modern Symbol

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This clearly written text explores the rational theology of Islam, the conflict between the "defenders of God" and the "defenders of reason", and the controversy's historical roots.

Preface
Notes on Style
Abbreviations
Introduction: A Tale of Two Textsp. 1
'Abd al-Jabbar and Classical Mu'tazilism
The Rise and Fall of the Mu'tazila in Premodern Islamp. 25
The Life and Works of Qadi 'Abd al-Jabbarp. 46
A "Thick Description" of the Five Usulp. 59
Kitab Al-Usul Al-Khamsa (Book of the Five Fundamentals): A Translationp. 90
Harun Nasution and Modern Mu'tazilism
The Persistence of Traditionalism and Rationalismp. 119
The Significance of Mu'tazilism in Indonesiap. 139
Harun Nasution's Defense of Mu'tazilismp. 158
Kaum Mu'tazilah dan Pandangan Rasionalanya (The Mu'tazila and Rational Philosophy): A Translationp. 180
Mu'tazilism and (Post)Modernity
Modern and Postmodern Glosses on Mu'tazilismp. 199
The Implications of Modernity: Deconstructing the Argumentp. 220
Glossaryp. 232
Bibliographyp. 235
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9781851681471
ISBN-10: 1851681477
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 251
Published: 30th October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.14 x 14.91  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1