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Published: 26 January 2012

424 Pages


ISBN: 9780199773701

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Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

Frank Griffel

  • ''A highly useful introduction to the life and thought of one of the most important theologians, not only of the Islamic world, but of the world as a whole...'' -Oliver Leaman, Professor of Philosophy, University of Kentucky
  • ''...a lucid synthesis of the latest scholarship on al-Ghazali's life and legacy, his interpretive method and his ideas about the world's creation and about divine, human and natural causality...'' -Robert Wisnovsky, Associate Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University
  • ''One of the most extensive and insightful studies of al-Ghazali ever undertaken... Griffel's book is a veritable tour de force that will remain a benchmark in Ghazalian studies for a long time to come.'' —Theological Review
  • ''...the author has been able to correct certain misconceptions about Al-Ghazali which have long been held by some Western scholars'' -Nicholas Heer, Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington, Seattle