Ikhwan al-Safa': A Brotherhood of Idealists on the Fringe of Orthodox Islam (Makers of the Muslim World)

Ikhwan al-Safa': A Brotherhood of Idealists on the Fringe of Orthodox Islam (Makers of the Muslim World)

By: Godefroid de Callatay (author)Hardback

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The Ikhwan Al- Safa' or Brethren of Purity were a highly secretive group of tenth-century Shi'ite thinkers, their identities remaining unclear even today. Renowned for creating the legendary Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa, an encyclopedia of philosophical sciences, they proposed a coherent intellectual system that sought to reconcile human reasoning with prophetic revelation. This fascinating survey provides a clear, objective and innovative introduction to the Brethren of Purity and their encyclopedic project, showing its critical place in the history of Arabic science, philosophy and literature.

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About Author

Author Godefroid de Callatay is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Louvain.

Contents

Introduction Chapter I: Esotericism Chapter II: Emanationism Chapter III: Millenarianism Chapter IV: Encyclopaedism Chapter V: Syncretism Chapter VI: Idealism Epilogue

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/02/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781851684045
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781851684045
  • weight: 327
  • ISBN10: 1851684042

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