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Published: 23 January 2014

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780199989621

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The First Islamic Reviver

Abu Hamid al-Ghazali and his Revival of the Religious Sciences

Kenneth Garden

  • Presents a new biography of al-Ghazali's final decade and a half
  • Restores his masterpiece The Revival of the Religious Sciences to its proper place at the center of his life and thought, revealing that book's agenda, and showing it to be a constant thread throughout his writings in his later life
  • Draws on his understudied letters to show the revivalist at work using his political connections to promote his vision
  • Contextualizes his much-read autobiography, the Deliverer from Error, explaining why al-Ghazali crafted such a misleading autobiography

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