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Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism

Nathan Spannaus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190251789
eISBN:
9780190251802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251789.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

Abu Nasr Qursawi (1776–1812) was a major figure in the history of the Muslim communities of the Russian Empire. An important religious scholar, he wrote works calling for the reform of the Islamic ... More


Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christian Humanism

Jens Zimmermann

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198832560
eISBN:
9780191871108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832560.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Based on a comprehensive reading of his entire work, in this book Jens Zimmermann presents Bonhoeffer’s theological ethos as a Christian humanism, that is, as an understanding of the gospel rooted in ... More


The Spanish Disquiet: The Biblical Natural Philosophy of Benito Arias Montano

María M. Portuondo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226592268
eISBN:
9780226609096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226609096.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Benito Arias Montano (c. 1525-1598) early modern Spain’s premier Christian Hebraist was an eloquent and influential advocate of natural philosophical reform, yet the works in which he discussed these ... More


Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age

Samuel Lebens, Dani Rabinowitz, and Aaron Segal (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198811374
eISBN:
9780191848407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811374.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Since the classical period, Jewish scholars have drawn on developments in philosophy to enrich our understanding of Judaism. This methodology reached its pinnacle in the medieval period with figures ... More


Job and the Song of Songs: Intimacy with God: The Agony and the Ecstasy—Preface

Ellen F. Davis

in Opening Israel's Scriptures

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190260545
eISBN:
9780190260583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190260545.003.0035
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

These are books of impassioned dialogue and language that pushes the boundaries of intelligible religious speech. The book of Job does not treat God’s character or yield fresh thinking about ... More


Aquinas and the Metaphysics of Creation

Gaven Kerr

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190941307
eISBN:
9780190941338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941307.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This work explores St Thomas Aquinas’s metaphysics of creation. In doing so, it explores the thinking on creation of Aquinas’s predecessors, the nature of God as creator, the meaning of creation, how ... More


Varieties of Understanding: New Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology

Stephen R. Grimm (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190860974
eISBN:
9780190861001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860974.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

According to a long historical tradition, understanding comes in different varieties. In particular, it is said that understanding people has a different epistemic profile than understanding the ... More


Faith and Thought: Stokes as a Religious Man of Science

Stuart Mathieson

in George Gabriel Stokes: Life, Science and Faith

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198822868
eISBN:
9780191861321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822868.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter examines Stokes as an outspoken scientist of faith. It uses Stokes to examine the intellectual threats to conservative Christianity in the second half of the nineteenth century, and ... More


The Book of Mormon and the Reshaping of Covenant

Terryl Givens

in Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190221928
eISBN:
9780190221959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221928.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Church History

The Book of Mormon can be situated within the context of a tradition of covenantal rhetoric. The book is introduced by its editor as assurance to an American remnant of Israel of “the covenants of ... More


Recovering the Natural: Humanizing Politics

Jens Zimmermann

in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christian Humanism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198832560
eISBN:
9780191871108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832560.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 8, sketching out Bonhoeffer’s political vision to argue its validity for modern, secular states, falls into two main parts. The first section offers a detailed analysis of Bonhoeffer’s ... More


Conclusion: Separating Qūrṣāwī and Jadidism

Nathan Spannaus

in Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190251789
eISBN:
9780190251802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251789.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

The significant differences between the premises and goals of Jadidism and Qursawi’s reformism call into question the movement’s connection with him. This chapter explores the points of divergence ... More


An Epistemological Critique

Nathan Spannaus

in Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190251789
eISBN:
9780190251802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251789.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

The main premise of Qursawi’s reformism is that any action or belief must be based on the most certain sources of religious knowledge—Qur’an and sound hadith—to the exclusion of anything not ... More


The Question of the Divine Attributes

Nathan Spannaus

in Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190251789
eISBN:
9780190251802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251789.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

As part of his reformism, Qursawi criticized the prevailing orthodoxy regarding the divine attributes (sifat), which was one of the central issues in Sunni theology. Qursawi rejects the position, ... More


Postclassical Kalām

Nathan Spannaus

in Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190251789
eISBN:
9780190251802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251789.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

Qursawi’s stance on the attributes was shaped by trends in the theological tradition, as ideas from ibn ‘Arabi’s metaphysics became very influential in later kalam in Central Asia, incorporated into ... More


Reform Within the Scholarly Tradition

Nathan Spannaus

in Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190251789
eISBN:
9780190251802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251789.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

Qursawi’s reformist project focuses on tahqiq as a means of ensuring religious correctness, against the predominance of taqlid, which he saw as perpetuating misguidance, and of questioning ... More


Pastoral Aesthetics: A Theological Perspective on Principlist Bioethics

Nathan Carlin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190270148
eISBN:
9780190270155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190270148.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is often said that bioethics as a field began in theology during the 1960s but that it became secular during subsequent decades, yielding to other disciplines and professions such as philosophy ... More


Atzmut and Sefirot: A New Approach

Joshua Golding

in Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198811374
eISBN:
9780191848407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811374.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The term atzmut designates the divine essence. The sefirot, by contrast, have to do with the ways in which the divine essence is manifest or expressed. The dual doctrine of atzmut and sefirot aims to ... More


Crucified Wisdom: Theological Reflection on Christ and the Bodhisattva

S. Mark Heim

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281244
eISBN:
9780823285990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281244.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book is the first systematic discussion of the bodhisattva path in Māhayāna Buddhism from the perspective of Christian comparative theology. With the increasing interest and participation of ... More


1–2 Samuel and 1 Kings: The United Monarchy: The Hope That (Mostly) Failed—Preface

Ellen F. Davis

in Opening Israel's Scriptures

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190260545
eISBN:
9780190260583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190260545.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The semihistorical dramas in 1–2 Samuel and 1 Kings reflect complex and sometimes competing perspectives on the past, woven together into a large textured statement about human character, social ... More


Decolonial Love: Salvation in Colonial Modernity

Joseph Drexler-Dreis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281886
eISBN:
9780823286003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281886.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book raises the question of what it means to engage in theological reflection in an authentic way in the present context of global coloniality. In response to the historical manifestations of ... More


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