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This comprehensive study of Muslim jurist Ibn Taymiyya’s (d. 1328) theodicy of perpetual optimism exposits and analyses his writings on God’s justice and wise purpose, divine determination and human agency, the problem of evil, and juristic method in theological doctrine.
Akhbārī Shi'ism was "scripturalist" in that Akhbārīs believed that all questions of theology and law could be found in the texts of revelation. There was no need, they believed, to turn to alternative sources (such as reason or inspiration). This book offers the first detailed study of the ...
Ignaz Goldziher. Tr. and Ed. by Wolfgang Behn. With an Introduction by Camilla Adang
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