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Published: 01 April 2018

480 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780748689569

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Anthropomorphism in Islam

The Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350)

Livnat Holtzman

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Classical Islamic History and Culture

  • Includes case studies of anthropomorphic traditions, tribal heritage and lore, the Hashwiyya and the traditionalists
  • Explores non-textual elements in the anthropomorphic traditions (including body-gestures and mimicry)
  • Studies rhetorical devices and rationalized argumentations in the writings of traditionalist theologians
  • Provides the first in-depth literary and linguistic analysis of the anthropomorphic material in the Hadith