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The World of Image in Islamic Philosophy: Ibn Sina, Suhrawardi, Shahrazuri and Beyond

L. W. C. van Lit

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415859
eISBN:
9781474435024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415859.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book traces the notion of a world of image from its conception until today. This notion is one of the most original innovations in medieval Islamic philosophy, and is unique compared to other ... More


The Scale of Action: An Intellectual Portrait of al-Ghazālī on the Eve of His Departure from Baghdad

Kenneth Garden

in The First Islamic Reviver: Abu Hamid al-Ghazali and his Revival of the Religious Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199989621
eISBN:
9780199395590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989621.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Al-Ghazali’s departure from Baghdad in 1095 has been understood as the result of a spiritual crisis that led him to a radical break with his past thinking and an embrace of Sufism. But his Scale of ... More


Introduction

Kenneth Garden

in The First Islamic Reviver: Abu Hamid al-Ghazali and his Revival of the Religious Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199989621
eISBN:
9780199395590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989621.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Earlier generations of scholarship had presented al-Ghazali as an inwardly directed mystic primarily concerned with his own salvation and the definitive refuter of Islam’s philosophical tradition. ... More


The Revival and Its Agenda

Kenneth Garden

in The First Islamic Reviver: Abu Hamid al-Ghazali and his Revival of the Religious Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199989621
eISBN:
9780199395590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989621.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Al-Ghazali’s masterpiece, the Revival of the Religious Sciences, has been misunderstood and mischaracterized. It is not a work of Sufism, but of what al-Ghazali calls the “Science of the Hereafter.” ... More


The First Islamic Reviver: Abu Hamid al-Ghazali and his Revival of the Religious Sciences

Kenneth Garden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199989621
eISBN:
9780199395590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989621.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Building on recent revisionist scholarship, this book offers a new overview of the last two decades of the life of the seminal 11th-century Islamic thinker Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 1111). It focuses ... More


Epilogue: Rereading the Deliverer

Kenneth Garden

in The First Islamic Reviver: Abu Hamid al-Ghazali and his Revival of the Religious Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199989621
eISBN:
9780199395590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989621.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book offers a narrative of al-Ghazali’s biography that is at odds with the best known accounts of his life, which draw heavily on the Deliverer from Error. This conclusion returns to the ... More


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