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Ghazali : the revival of Islam

Author: Eric L Ormsby
Publisher: Oxford, England : Oneworld, 2008.
Series: Makers of the Muslim world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This fascinating work profiles Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111), the foremost Islamic scholar and mystic of the medieval period. Attracting the patronage of the vizier Nizam al-Mulk early in his career, he was appointed head of the Nizamiyyah College at Baghdad, and attracted audiences from across the Islamic world, who sought his teachings on Islamic philosophy and jurisprudence. Eventually renouncing his position  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
biografi
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ormsby, Eric L. (Eric Linn), 1941-
Ghazali.
Oxford, England : Oneworld, 2008
(OCoLC)608446261
Named Person: Ghazzālī; Ghazzālī; Ghazzālī; Abū-Ḥāmid Muḥammad Ibn-Muḥammad al- Ġazzālī; Abū-Ḥāmid Muḥammad Ibn-Muḥammad al- Ġazzālī
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric L Ormsby
ISBN: 9781851684144 185168414X
OCLC Number: 153580947
Description: xvi, 158 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Seljuqs --
The "Schools" of Law --
The Notion of Kalam --
The Mu'tazili Factor --
Ash'ari and the Three Brothers --
Philosophy (Falsafa) --
The Isma'ilis --
Sufism --
1. The RISE TO RENOWN --
A Child of Khorasan --
The Stages of his Career --
Early Studies: Sufi Masters and Theologians --
Juwayni The Patronage of the Powerful --
Ghazali at Court --
The Temptations of Prestige --
2. DEVOTION TO THE LAW --
Ghazali's Contributions to Law --
The Example of Analogy (qiyas) --
The Indolence of the Learned --
Shafi'i: the Beloved Model --
Fidelity to the Law --
3. The DOUBLE-EDGED DISCIPLINE: GHAZALI AND THEOLOGY --
Theology vs Philosophy --
Against a "Religion of Donkeys" --
Ghazali the Theologian --
The Dogmatic Manual al-Iqtisad fi'l-i'tiqad --
Ghazali's Mode of Argument in "The Just Balance" --
The Shadow of Ibn Sina --
A Human Accent --
Ghazali on Divine Names --
The Absence of Insight as Insight --
A Manual for Meditation --
Ghazali's Attitude towards Kalam --
4. The POISON OF PHILOSOPHY AND ITS ANTIDOTE --
Did Ghazali Destroy Philosophy in Islam? --
The Seductiveness of System --
The Exposition of Philosophy: the Maqasid al-Falasifa --
The Attack: Tahafut al-Falasifa --
5. CRISIS AND RECOVERY --
The Breakdown of 1095 --
Sickness and Health --
Al-Munqidh min al-Dalal ("The Deliverer from Error") --
Scepticism and Ghazali: His Early Crisis --
The Significance of Dream --
The Four Ways --
The Decisive Break and the Departure from Baghdad --
Baghdad, the "Nest of Darkness" --
The Role of Ahmad Ghazali --
6. The REVIVAL OF ISLAM --
The Character of the Ihya' --
The Architecture of the Ihya' --
CONCLUSION:KNOWLEDGE IN ACTION --
The Return to Teaching --
Death and Posthumous Career --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Makers of the Muslim world.
Responsibility: Eric Ormsby.

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This fascinating work profiles Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, the foremost Islamic scholar and mystic of the medieval period.  Read more...

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