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The First Islamic Reviver: Abu Hamid al-Ghazali and His Revival of the Religious Sciences

ISBN : 9780199989621

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¥11,242
Author: 
Kenneth Garden
Pages
256 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
163 x 237 mm
Pub date
Jan 2014
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Building on recent revisionist scholarship, this book offers a new account of the last two decades of the life of the seminal eleventh-century Islamic thinker Ab

Index: 

Table of Contents
Introduction
Part 1: Al-Ghazali Before His Revival
Chapter 1-Al-Ghazli and the Seljuk State
Chapter 2-The Scale of Action: An Intellectual Portrait of al-Ghaz?l? on the Eve of his Departure from Baghdad
Part 2: The Revival of the Religious Sciences
Chapter 3-The Revival and its Agenda
Chapter 4-The Rhetoric of Revival: Authorizing Strategies and the Presentation of the Science of the Hereafter
Part III: Promoting Revival in the World
Chapter 5 Promoting the Revival
Chapter 6: Defending the Revival
Conclusion

About the author: 

Kenneth Garden is Assistant Professor of Religion at Tufts University. He holds a PhD from the University of Chicago. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Islamic Studies and Muslim World.

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