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Anthropomorphism in Islam: The Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350)

Livnat Holtzman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748689569
eISBN:
9781474444828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689569.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

More than any other issue in early and medieval Islamic theology, anthropomorphism (tashbīh) stood at the heart of many theological debates. These debates were not purely intellectual; they were ... More


Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Christopher Watkin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640577
eISBN:
9780748671793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book shows how contemporary French philosophy is rethinking the legacy of the death of God in ways that take the debate beyond the narrow confines of atheism into the much broader domain of ... More


Sufism and Theology

Ayman Shihadeh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626052
eISBN:
9780748653126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626052.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Sufism and theology are two major currents in Islamic thought and religious culture, and over the centuries they have displayed immense diversity and intellectual richness. This book takes a flexible ... More


On the Idea of Potency: Juridical and Theological Roots of the Western Cultural Tradition

Emanuele Castrucci

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411844
eISBN:
9781474426770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411844.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Does there exist a Logos capable of limiting the very power of God? This question closely relates an inquiry arising in classical Greek philosophy to the theological knowledge originating in Jewish ... More


Return Statements: The Return of Religion in Contemporary Philosophy

Gregg Lambert

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474413909
eISBN:
9781474422352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413909.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Gregg Lambert examines the internal relationship between the return of overtly religious themes in contemporary philosophy over the past decade and another sense of the ‘post-secular’ turn that has ... More


The Political Archive of Paul de Man: Property, Sovereignty and the Theotropic

Martin McQuillan (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748665617
eISBN:
9780748676637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665617.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Taking de Man's recently published manuscript Textual Allegories as a point of departure, thirteen chapters here revisit de Man's account of Rousseau and what he calls a ‘Theotropic Allegory’ (the ... More


Iconoclastic Theology: Gilles Deleuze and the Secretion of Atheism

F. LeRon Shults

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748684137
eISBN:
9780748697151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684137.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Gilles Deleuze consistently hammered away at icons, overturning pretentious images taken as true copies of ideal models. He was particularly critical of religious figures. In What is Philosophy? ... More


Virginia Woolf and Christian Culture

Jane de Gay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474415637
eISBN:
9781474449687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415637.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This wide-ranging study demonstrates that Woolf, despite her agnostic upbringing, was profoundly interested in, and knowledgeable about, Christianity as a faith and a socio-political movement. Jane ... More


Early Greek Theology: God as Nature and Natural Gods

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The study examines the place of gods in Early Greek philosophy, with attention paid to breaks and continuity with the inherited beliefs from the Homeric age. Beyond the well-known rejection of ... More


Shakespeare's Fugitive Politics

Thomas P. Anderson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697342
eISBN:
9781474426893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697342.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare’s Fugitive Politics makes the case that Shakespeare’s plays reveal there is always something more terrifying to the king than rebellion. The book seeks to move beyond the presumption that ... More


One Aspect of the Akbarian Turn in Shī̔ī Theology*

Robert Wisnovsky

in Sufism and Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626052
eISBN:
9780748653126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626052.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter is a companion piece to an article published in 2004 in the journal Arabic Sciences and Philosophy. There the article examined the history of one of Avicenna's most famous contributions ... More


A Sufi Theology Fit for a Shī̔ī King: The Gawhar-i Murād of ̔Abd al-Razzāq Lāhījī (d. 1072/1661–2)

Sajjad Rizvi

in Sufism and Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626052
eISBN:
9780748653126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626052.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the Sufi theology of one particular seventeenth-century thinker who lived in an age when philosophy and mysticism were the craze despite the protestations of some jurists. It ... More


A Non-religious Grounding of Morals: Smith and the Scottish Enlightenment

Iain McLean

in Adam Smith, Radical and Egalitarian: An Interpretation for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623525
eISBN:
9780748672110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623525.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter reports the moralism of Adam Smith. The weak church and the weak state had a double impact on the Scottish Enlightenment. Smith's moral theory is not the same as either Francis ... More


Introduction: Atheisms Today

Christopher Watkin

in Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640577
eISBN:
9780748671793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter argues that the term ‘atheism’ no longer adequately describes the moves being made in contemporary French thought to follow the death of God, and that the term ‘atheism’ is ... More


Medieval Family and Marriage Law: From Actions of Status to Legal Doctrine

Laurent L J M Waelkens

in The Creation of the Ius Commune: From Casus to Regula

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638970
eISBN:
9780748651481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638970.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides a challenging account of how the medieval scholars created a law reflecting their Judeo-Christian ideas of family and marriage out of Roman legal texts which were founded on ... More


The Theological Efforts of the Roman Upper Classes in the First Century Bc†

Arnaldo Momigliano

in Roman Religion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615650
eISBN:
9780748650989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615650.003.0032
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter discusses Arnaldo Momigliano's ‘The Theological Efforts of the Roman Upper Classes in the First Century bc’, and merits his Roman writing in theology with sympathetic dispassion. As a ... More


Hierarchy and Structure in Roman Polytheism: Roman Methods of Conceiving Action†

John Scheid

in Roman Religion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615650
eISBN:
9780748650989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615650.003.0033
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Theology of Rome is seen as a strong argument in favor of Roman cultural underdevelopment. So, the well-known litanies of ‘functional’ deities, those ‘Sondergötter’ dear to the heart of Hermann ... More


Classical Semiology

Russell Daylight

in What if Derrida Was Wrong About Saussure?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641970
eISBN:
9780748671564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641970.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Jacques Derrida first uses the expression ‘classical semiology’ in ‘Différance’, to name the metaphysical system in which a sign takes the place of the thing in its absence. According to Derrida, ... More


Eyes on the Prize – Focus, Faith and Fervour

Iain Whyte

in Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756-1838

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624324
eISBN:
9780748672196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624324.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The strong revulsion to injustice and a basic sense of right informed the Scottish abolition movement. The perception that Scotland was a ‘land of freedom’ was fuelled by enlightenment thinkers and ... More


Intellectual Capital in Pre-1707 Scotland1

Richard Saville

in The Union of 1707: New Dimensions: Scottish Historical Review Supplementary Issue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638024
eISBN:
9780748672295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638024.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

By the seventeenth century, the extension of grammar schools and higher education, coupled with the Calvinist theology, provided the Reformed Church of Scotland with an intellectual base well suited ... More


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