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Islamic Philosophical Theology
Islamic Philosophical Theology
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Parviz Morewedge - Editor
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Hardcover - 265 pages
Release Date: June 1979
ISBN10: 0-87395-242-1
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-242-2

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Summary

Leading Islamic scholars present eleven essays on the major themes of: The Greek Philosophical Tradition and Islamic Theology, Classical Islamic Theology and the Early Shi‘a Movement, The Development of Philosophical and Mystical Theology, and Contemporary Research in Philosophical Theology and Science. Parviz Morewedge, in the introduction, brings into focus the relationship of the studies, many of which relate to philosophical and theological works available only in Arabic. Contributors: Abdurahman Badawi, Herbert Davidson, Richard M. Frank, Louis Gardet, George F. Hourani, Nicholas Heer, Wilferd Madelung, Ibrahim Madkour, F. E. Peters, Wilfred Cantwell Smith, and Parviz Morewedge.

Parviz Morewedge, associate professor of philosophy at Baruch College of the City University of New York, has authored The Metaphysica of Avicenna, Philosophies of Existence, and Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism and has written numerous articles on medieval philosophy for scholarly journals.


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Table of Contents

Parvis Morewedge, Introduction

1. THE GREEK PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITION AND ISLAMIC THEOLOGY
'Abdurrahman Badawi, New Philosophical Texts Lost in Greek and Preserved in Arabic Translations
F.E. Peters, The Origins of Islamic Platonism: The School Tradition
Louis Gardet, Aux debuts de la reflexion theologique de l'Islam
Ibrahim Madkour, La logique d'Aristote chez les Mutakallimun

II. CLASSICAL ISLAMIC THEOLOGY AND THE EARLY SHI'A MOVEMENT
Richard M. Frank, Kalam and Philosophy, A Persepctive from One Problem
Wilfred Cantwell Smith, Faith as Tasdiq
Wilfred Madelung,
The Shiite and Kharijite Contribution to Pre-Ash 'arite Kalam

III. THE DEVELOPMENT OF PHILOSOPHICAL AND MYSTICAL THEOLOGY
George F. Hourani, Reason and Revelation in Ibn Hazm's Ethical Thought
Herbert A. Davidson, Avicenna's Proof of the Existence of God as a Necessarily Existent Being
Parviz Morewedge, A Third Version of the Ontological Argument in the Ibn Sinian Metaphysics
Nicholas Heer, Al-Jami's Treatise on "Existence"

Index



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