The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology by Schmidtke, SabineThe Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology by Schmidtke, Sabine

The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology

EditorSchmidtke, Sabine

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Within the field of Islamic Studies, scientific research of Muslim theology is a comparatively young discipline. Much progress has been achieved over the past decades with respect both to discoveries of new materials and to scholarly approaches to the field. The Oxford Handbook of IslamicTheology provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the current state of the field. It provides a variegated picture of the state of the art and at the same time suggests new directions for future research.Part One covers the various strands of Islamic theology during the formative and early middle periods, rational as well as scripturalist. To demonstrate the continuous interaction among the various theological strands and its repercussions (during the formative and early middle period and beyond),Part Two offers a number of case studies. These focus on specific theological issues that have developed through the dilemmatic and often polemical interactions between the different theological schools and thinkers. Part Three covers Islamic theology during the later middle and early modernperiods. One of the characteristics of this period is the growing amalgamation of theology with philosophy (Peripatetic and Illuminationist) and mysticism. Part Four addresses the impact of political and social developments on theology through a number of case studies: the famous mihna instituted byal-Ma'mun (r. 189/813-218/833) as well as the mihna to which Ibn 'Aqil (d. 769/1367) was subjected; the religious policy of the Almohads; as well as the shifting interpretations throughout history (particularly during Mamluk and Ottoman times) of the relation between Ash'arism and Maturidism thatwere often motivated by political motives. Part Five considers Islamic theological thought from the end of the early modern and during the modern period.
Sabine Schmidtke (D.Phil. University of Oxford) is Professor of Islamic Intellectual History at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. She has published extensively on Islamic and Jewish intellectual history.
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Title:The Oxford Handbook of Islamic TheologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:864 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:April 30, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Sabine Schmidkte: IntroductionPart I: Islamic Theolog(ies) during the formative and the Early Middle Period1. Alexander Treiger: Origins of Kalam2. Steven Judd: The Early Qadariyya3. Cornelia Schock: Jahm b. Safwan (d. 128/745-46) and the "Jahmiyya" and Dirar b. Amr (d. 200/815)4. Mohammed-Ali Amir-Moezzi: Early Shi i Theology5. Sidney Griffith: Excursus I: Christian Theological Thought during the First 'Abbasid Century6. Patricia Crone: Excursus II: Ungodly Cosmologies7. Racha el-Omari: The Mu'tazilite movement (I): Origins8. David Bennett: The Mu'tazilite movement (II): The Early Phase9. Sabine Schmidtke: The Mu'tazilite movement (III): The Scholastic Phase10. Hassan Ansari and Sabine Schmidtke: The Si i Reception of Mu'tazilism (I): Zaydis11. Hassan Ansari and Sabine Schmidtke: The Shi i Reception of Mu'tazilism (II): Twelver Shi iites12. Harith Bin Ramli: The Predecessors of Ash'arism: Ibn Kullab, al-Muasibi, and al-Qalanisi13. Jan Thiele: Ash'arism in the East and the West14. Wilferd Madelung: Ibadiryya15. Aron Zysow: Karramiyya16. Binyamin Abrahamov: Scripturalist and Traditionalist Theology17. Ulrich Rudolph: Hanafi Theological Tradition and Maturidism18. Peter Adamson: Philosophical Theology19. Daniel de Smet: Ismaili Theology20. Martin Nguyen: Sufi Theological ThoughtPart II: Intellectual Interactions of Islamic theology(ies)-Four Case Studies21. Ulrich Rudolph: Occasionalism22. Jan Thiele: Abu Hashim al-Jubbubbai's (d. 321/933) Theory of the States (alywal) and its Adaptation among Ash'arite Theologians23. Ayman Shihadeh: Theories of Ethical Value in Kalam: A New Interpretation24. Khaled el-Rouayheb: Theology and LogicPart III: Islamic Theology(ies) During the Later Middle and Early Modern Period25. Frank Griffel: Theology versus Philosophy: al-Ghazali's Tahafut al-falasifa and Ibn al-Malahimis Tulfat al-mutakallimin fi l-radd 'ala l-falasifa26. Reza Pourjavady and Sabine Schmidtke: Twelver Shi ite Theology27. Hassan Ansari, Sabine Schmidtke, and Jan Thiele: Zaydi Theology in Yemen28. Heidrun Eichner: Handbooks in the Tradition of Later Eastern Ash'arism29. Delfina Serrano: Later Ash'arism in the Islamic West30. Aaron Spevack: Egypt and the later Ash'arite School31. Gregor Schwarb: Excursus III: The Coptic and Syriac Receptions of neo-Ash'arite Theology32. M. Sait Ozervarli: Theology in the Ottoman Lands33. Nathan Spannaus: Theology in Central Asia34. Asad Q. Ahmed and Reza Pourjavady: Theology in the Indian Subcontinent35. Jon Hoover: Hanbali TheologyPart IV: Political and Social History and its Impact on Theology: Four Case Studies36. Nimrod Hurvitz: al-Ma'mun (r. 189/813-218/833) and the Mihna37. Livnat Holtzman: The Mihna of Ibn 'Aqil (d. 513/1119) and the Fitnat Ibn al-Qushayri38. Maribel Fierro: The Religious Policy of the Almohads39. Lutz Berger: Interpretations of Ash'arism and Maturidism among Mamluks and OttomansPart V: Islamic Theological Thought from the end of the Early Modern Period through the Modern Period40. Rotraud Wielandt: Main Trends of Islamic Theological Thought from the late 19th Century to Present Times41. Johanna Pink: Striving for a New Exegesis of the Quran