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Theology and Society in the Second and Third Centuries of the Hijra; Volume 3: A History of Religious Thought in Early Islam.

9789004342033

Theology and Society in the Second and Third Centuries of the Hijra; Volume 3: A History of Religious Thought in Early Islam

Josef van Ess. Translated by Gwendolin Goldbloom

BRILL

2018

555 pages

$260.00

Hardcover

Handbook of Oriental Studies; Section One: The Near and Middle East; Volume 116/3

BP166

De Gruyter first published Ess' six-volume Theologie und Gesellschaft in 1991-97, and Brill is now publishing English translations of the first four volumes. This third volume focuses on the unification of Islamic thought and the flowering of theology during the second and third centuries of the Hijra. Beginning in Baghdad, it looks at the local tradition: Mada'in, the rise of the Mu'tazila, the time following the fall of the Barmakids, divided empire, and civil war. It devotes most attention, however to al-Mu'mun in Baghdad and the flowering of Mu'tazilite theology, covering Ma'mun's intellectual profile: intellectual life at court in Baghdad, the great Mu'tazilite systematists Abu l-Hudhayl and Nazzam, and the mihna. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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