Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Islam and Rationality: The Impact of al-Ghazālī. Papers Collected on His 900th Anniversary. [Two Volumes]

Leiden: Brill, 2015-2016. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 2 vols. xxiii, (1), 454; xx, 344pp. Each volume with separate indices; Vol. 1, with a 40 page bibliography. Pictorial magenta boards lettered in white with lilac spine labels. A fine, as new set.

Volume I offers an account of Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī (d. 505/1111) as a rational theologian who created a symbiosis of philosophy and theology and infused rationality into Sufism. The majority of the papers herein deal with important topics of al-Ghazālī’s work, which demonstrate his rational treatment of the Qurʾān and major subjects of Islamic theology and everyday life of Muslims. Some other contributions address al-Ghazālī’s sources and how his intellectual endeavors were later received by scholars who had the same concern of reconciling religion and rationality within Islam, Christianity and Judaism.
Volume II brings together twelve leading experts on al-Ghazālī who write about his thoughts and the impact they had on later Muslim thinkers.

Contents: v. 1. God versus causality: Al-Ghazālī's solution and its historical background / Hans Daiber -- Al-Ghazālī's changing attitude to philosophy / Wilferd Madelung -- Al-Ghazālī and the rationalization of Sufism / Binyamin Abrahamov -- Revelation, sciences and symbolism: Al-Ghazālī's Jawāhir al-Qurʼān / Georges Tamer -- Al-Ghazālī at his most rationalist: the universal rule for allegorically interpreting revelation (al-Qānūn al-Kullī fī t-Taʼwīl) / Frank Griffel -- The comedy of reason: strategies of humour in al-Ghazālī / Eric Ormsby -- Al-Ghazālī on the emotions / Taneli Kukkonen -- Sex, marriage and the family in Al-Ghazālī's thought: some preliminary notes / Avner Giladi -- The duties of the teacher: Al_Iṣfahānī's Dharīʻa as a source of inspiration for al-Ghazālī's Mīzān al-ʻAmal / Yasien Mohamed -- Revisiting al-Ghazālī's crisis through his Scale for action (Mizān al-ʻAmal) / Kenneth Garden -- Al-Ghazālī on knowledge (ʻilm) and certainty (yaqīn) in al-Munqidh min aḍ-Ḍalāl and in al-Qisṭās al-Mustaqīm / Luis Xavier López-Farjeat -- Ghazālī's hermeneutics their reception in Jewish tradition: Mishkāt al-Anwār (The niche of lights) and Maimonides' Shemonah Peraqim (Eight chapters) / Scott Michael Girdner -- Al-Ghazālī, Averroes and Moshe Narboni: conflict and conflation / Alfred L. Ivry -- The changing image of al-Ghazālī in medieval Jewish thought / Steven Harvey -- The influence of al-Ghazālī on the juridical, theological and philosophical works of Barhebraeus / Hidemi Takahashi -- R. Marti and his references to al-Ghazālī / Jules Janssens -- Al-Ghazālī's esotericism according to Ibn Taymiyya's Bughyat al-Murtād / Yahya M. Michot -- Arbitrating between al-Ghazālī and the philosophers: the Tahāfut commentaries in the Ottoman intellectual context / M. Sait Özervarli.

Contents: v. 2. Al-Ghazālī on error / Taneli Kukkonen -- Al-Ghazālī's concept of philosophy / Ulrich Rudolph -- Problems in al-Ghazālī's perfect world: objections and counter-objections to his best possible world thesis / Stephen R. Ogden -- Al-Ghazālī's teleology and the Galenic tradition: reading The wisdom in God's creations (al-Ḥikma fī makhlūqāt Allah) / Ahmed El Shamsy -- Al-Ghazālī and kalām: the conundrum of his body-soul dualism / Ayman Shihadeh -- Al-Ghazālī's veil section: comparative religion before religionswissenschaft? / Anna Ayşe Akasoy -- Is there an autograph of al-Ghazālī in MS Yale, Landberg 318? / Frank Griffel -- Intuition, intellection, and mystical knowledge: delineating Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī's cognitive theories / Damien Janos -- Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī's use of al-Ghazālī's Mishkāt in his commentary on the light verse (Q 24:35) / Jules Janssens -- Ottoman perceptions of al-Ghazālī's works and discussions on his historical role in its late period / M. Sait Özervarlı -- Al-Ghazālī's "demarcation of science": a commonplace apology in the Muslim reception of modern science--and its limitations / Martin Riexinger -- The revival of the religious sciences in the twenty-first century: Suʻād al-Ḥakīm's adaptation of al-Ghazālī's Revival / Kenneth Garden.

Volumes 94 & 98 of the Brill series, "Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science. Texts and Studies." Fine. Item #52185

Price: $375.00