WorldCat Identities

Leaman, Oliver 1950-

Works: 85 works in 543 publications in 2 languages and 24,657 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Terminology  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Biography‡vDictionaries  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: B741, 181.07
Publication Timeline
Publications about  Oliver Leaman Publications about Oliver Leaman
Publications by  Oliver Leaman Publications by Oliver Leaman
Most widely held works by Oliver Leaman
An introduction to classical Islamic philosophy by Oliver Leaman ( )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this revised and expanded edition of his classic introductory work, Oliver Leaman examines the distinctive features of Classical Islamic philosophy and offers detailed accounts of major individual thinkers as well as analysis of the key arguments within Islamic philosophy
Eastern philosophy: key readings by Oliver Leaman ( )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through key readings from primary and secondary sources, this book guides the reader through the principle features of the remarkable range of eastern thought - including Buddhist, Confucian, Hindu, Islamic, Shinto and Zoroastrian
Evil and suffering in Jewish philosophy by Oliver Leaman ( )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He explores these issues through an analysis of the views of Philo, Saadya, Maimonides, Gersonides, Spinoza, Mendelssohn, Hermann Cohen, Buber, Rosenzweig, and post-Holocaust thinkers, and suggests that a discussion of evil and suffering is really a discussion about our relationship with God. The Book of Job is thus both the point of departure and the point of return
The Qurʼan : an encyclopedia by Massimo Campanini ( Book )
31 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Authored by 43 international experts, the objective of The Qur'an: an Encyclopedia is to present this diversity of thought, approach and school in order to give a strong appreciation of the range of response that the text has provoked throughout its history. It provides students and researchers with a powerful one-volume resource covering all aspects of the text and its reception." "The volume assumes no previous knowledge of the Qur'an, Islam or Arabic, Technical terms are explained in the text itself and the style of each entry is designed to be as self-contained as possible. Entries are cross-referenced and many include a brief bibliography. At the end of the work there is a substantial annotated bibliography providing a detailed guide to the most significant books, journals and articles in Qur'anic studies. Three comprehensive indexes are included."--BOOK JACKET
History of Jewish philosophy by Daniel H Frank ( )
24 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There exists a particularly rich tradition of Jewish philosophy, and this volume presents a view of the field as a whole. The contributors deal with the major thoughts and controversies, from philosophical interpretations of the Bible right up to the contemporary Jewish feminist and postmodern thought
Judaism an introduction by Oliver Leaman ( )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story of Judaism is a story of paradox. It is the story of how a small cluster of desert tribes gave birth to a monotheistic doctrine that profoundly shaped the history of human civilization. It is the story of how that initially obscure desert doctrine came to be codified into the Hebrew Bible, one of the world's greatest works of literature. It is the story of how a small minority came to be viewed by the majority as disproportionately powerful and, following pogrom and Holocaust, were driven to the edge of extinction. And it is the story of how a displaced people, globally dispersed throughout other nations for two-and-a-half millennia, came to forge a modern, secular Israeli state which many Jews believe to have been granted an explicitly divine mandate. Oliver Leaman carefully and creatively explores the nature of these apparent contradictions. He discusses the origins of the Jewish Bible; recounts the history of the Jewish people from the era of Patriarchs and Prophets through the Middle Ages up to the contemporary era; outlines the Jewish liturgical calendar and its major rites and modes of worship; and, considers the great variety of Jewish literatures (including modern post-Holocaust writers like Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel), art, food and culture. Further chapters examine such topics as mysticism and kabbalah; modern Hebrew; interfaith relations; and, the highly contested question, 'Who is a Jew?'."--Provided by publisher
Key concepts in Eastern philosophy by Oliver Leaman ( )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An extensive glossary of the main terms and concepts used in Eastern philosophy. including concepts from: Zoroastrianism, Sufism, Concucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, Islam, Shintoism, & Buddhism."
Islamic philosophy A-Z by Peter S Groff ( )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These thorough, authoritative yet concise alphabetical guides introduce the central concepts of the various branches of philosophy. Written by established philosophers, they cover both traditional and contemporary terminology
Encyclopedia of death and dying by Glennys Howarth ( Book )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In recent years there has been a massive upsurge in academic, professional and lay interest in mortality, an interest reflected in the burgeoning academic and professional literature, in the popular media, and in the proliferation of professional roles and training courses associated with aspects of death and dying." "Despite its all-prevading significance, however, the majority of reference material on death and dying has been designed for particular disciplinary audiences and has addressed only specific academic or professional concerns. There has been an urgent need for an authoritative but accessible reference work reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the field." "Consolidating and contextualizing the disparate research that has been carried out to date, the Encyclopedia of Death and Dying explores and explains the phenomena of death and dying and related concepts from the varied approaches of disciplines and related professions in the arts, social sciences, humanities, medicine and the sciences." "In addition to scholars and students in the field, the Encyclopedia will be of interest to professionals and practitioners whose work brings them into contact with dying, dead and bereaved people. The definitive death and dying reference source, it is an essential tool for teaching, research and independent study."--Jacket
The future of philosophy towards the twenty-first century ( )
13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For those curious to explore the intellectual themes of the future, The Future of Philosophy will be a fascinating insightful read
History of Islamic philosophy by Oliver Leaman ( Book )
38 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Islamic Philosophy has often been treated as mainly of historical interest, belonging to the history of ideas rather than to philosophy. This is volume challenges this belief. The Routledge History of Philosophy is made up entirely of essays by a distinguished list of writers. They provide detailed discussions of the most important thinkers and the key concepts in Islamic philosophy, from earliest times to the present day
A brief introduction to Islamic philosophy by Oliver Leaman ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ever since the growth of Islam as a religious and political movement, Muslim thinkers have sought to understand the theoretical aspects of their faith by using philosophical concepts. In this text, the author outlines this history and demonstrates that, although the development of Islamic philosophy is closely linked with Islam itself, its form is not essentially connected to religion, and its leading ideas and arguments are of general philosophical significance. The author illustrates the importance of Islamic thought within philosophy through the use of many modern examples. He describes and contrasts the three main movements in Islamic philosophy--Peripatetic, Sufi and Illuminationist--and examines the Persian as well as the Arabic traditions. Coverage is given to key aspects of Islamic philosophy, including epistemology, ontology, politics, ethics, and philosophy of language, providing readers with a full and rounded view of the discipline. This book will be for second-year undergraduates and above in philosophy, religious studies and Islamic studies and also to the lay reader concerned with philosophical and religious issues
Encyclopedia of Asian philosophy by Oliver Leaman ( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incorporating cultural and religious contexts, this unique Encyclopedia provides a vital guide to the main concepts and thinkers in Asian philosophy - starting with Abhidharma and ending with Zurvan
An introduction to medieval Islamic philosophy by Oliver Leaman ( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is an introduction to debates in philosophy within the medieval Islamic world. It discusses a number of themes which were controversial within the philosophical community of that period: the creation of the world out of nothing, immortality, resurrection, the nature of ethics, and the relationship between natural and religious law. The author provides an account of the arguments of Farabi, Avicenna, Ghazali, Averroes and Maimonides on these and related topics. His argument takes into account the significance of the conflict between faith and reason, religion and philosophy. The book sets out to show how interesting these philosophical debates are, and criticizes the view that these arguments are of no more than historical interest. -- Back cover
The Cambridge companion to medieval Jewish philosophy by Daniel H Frank ( Book )
27 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the ninth to the fifteenth centuries Jewish thinkers living in Islamic and Christian lands philosophized about Judaism. Influenced first by Islamic theological speculation and the great philosophers of classical antiquity, and then in the late medieval period by Christian Scholasticism, Jewish philosophers and scientists reflected on the nature of language about God, the scope and limits of human understanding, the eternity or createdness of the world, prophecy and divine providence, the possibility of human freedom, and the relationship between divine and human law. Though many viewed philosophy as a dangerous threat, others incorporated it into their understanding of what it is to be a Jew. This Companion presents all the major Jewish thinkers of the period, the philosophical and non-philosophical contexts of their thought, and the interactions between Jewish and non-Jewish philosophers. It is a comprehensive introduction to a vital period of Jewish intellectual history
Averroes and his philosophy by Oliver Leaman ( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite his important stature in the history of philosophy, Averroes is a thinker whose work has been left largely unexplored in this century. It is the aim of this book to rectify this omission, and to argue that his philosophical output is of considerable philosophical as well as historical significance. -- Product Description
Moses Maimonides by Oliver Leaman ( Book )
18 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moses Maimonides (1135--1204) is recognized both as a leading Jewish thinker and as one of the most radical philosophers of the Islamic world. The study reveals the significance of Maimonides to contemporary philosophical and theological problems
Jewish thought an introduction by Oliver Leaman ( )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This fresh and contemporary introduction to the Jewish faith, its philosophies and worldviews, explores debates which have preoccupied Jewish thinkers over the centuries and examines their continuing influence in contemporary Judaism. Written by Oliver Leaman, a leading figure in the field, the book surveys the central controversies in Judaism, including the protracted arguments within the religion itself. Topics range from the relations between Judaism and other religions, such as Islam and Christianity, to contemporary issues such as sex, gender and modernity. Central themes such as authority and obedience, the relations between Jewish and Greek thought, and the position and status of the State of Israel are also considered. The debates are further illustrated by reference to the Bible, as a profoundly realistic text in describing the long interaction between the Jews, their ancestors and God, as well as discussions about major thinkers, and passages from the ancient texts: The Mishnah, Talmud and Midrash. Oliver Leaman's lively approach and light touch makes Jewish Thought ideal reading for anyone who wants to understand more about the Jewish faith and its outlook, past and present
Companion encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African film by Oliver Leaman ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This Companion Encyclopedia will be an invaluable reference tool for students and scholars of film, as well as those involved in Middle Eastern and Central Asian studies. The book contains more than 60 black and white photographs of featured films, references and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, and the volume concludes with comprehensive name, film and general indexes."--BOOK JACKET
Islam : the key concepts by Kecia Ali ( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Islam: The key Concepts provides a clear and comprehensive guide to the religion and culture of Islam
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.35 for Eastern ph ... to 0.77 for Averroes a ...)
Alternative Names
Leaman, Oliver
Leaman, Oliver Norbert Harold 1950-
أوليفر ليمان، 1950-
リーマン, オリバー
English (356)
French (1)