Ibn 'Aqil: Religion and Culture in Classical Islam

Ibn 'Aqil: Religion and Culture in Classical Islam

By: George Makdisi (author)Hardback

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This biography of the Muslim scholastic and humanist Ibn 'Aqil (A.H. 431-513/ A.D. 1040-1119) sheds light on one of the most important periods of classical Islam, one which has had a significant impact on religious and intellectual culture in the Christian Latin West.

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Part 1 Ibn 'Aqil - his life and times: the retraction and the Qadir Creed; biography of Ibn 'Aqil. Part 2 Ibn 'Aqil and scholasticism: the organization of professional higher learning; theologies and orthodoxy; main currents in Ibn 'Aqil's thought. Part 3 Ibn 'Aqil and humanism: humanism and government; humanist disciplines and topics.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/11/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780748609604
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780748609604
  • weight: 660
  • ISBN10: 0748609601

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