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Ess, Josef van

Overview
Works: 272 works in 707 publications in 6 languages and 5,651 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Creator, Translator
Classifications: BP166, 297.2
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Most widely held works about Josef van Ess
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Most widely held works by Josef van Ess
Dschihad gestern und heute by Josef van Ess( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third publication in the series of Julius Wellhausen Lectures treats jihad primarily as a historical phenomenon. Josef van Ess explains the current development not only on the basis of the Koran and the tradition of prophets but also as result of century-long deliberations on how to interpret the term jihad in an adequate manner. Since the present-day Islamic world is also shaped by Western ideas, it seems likely that both Western patterns of action and Islamic modes of thinking are expressed in the current implementation of jihad
Der Eine und das Andere : Beobachtungen an islamischen häresiographischen Texten by Josef van Ess( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in German and English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations in Islamic heresiographical texts : a history of the literary genre from the 8th to the 19th centuries AD. In this volume, the history of Islamic sects is analysed as a literary genus in its own right. It consists of three sections: the first deals with structural constants in the texts such as the arrangement, or the number and classification of the 'sects.' The main section describes the most important works and authors from the 8th to the 19th century. Finally, the central concepts - 'religion, ' 'sects, ' 'orthodoxy, ' etc. - are considered and the historical background of the literary development examined in more detail. It turns out that the 'heresies' were rather 'confessions' which can be understood as proof of the pluralistic structure of the Islamic community.-- Provided by publisher
The flowering of Muslim theology by Josef van Ess( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Josef van Ess is a scholar of classical kalam, the Muslim theology that was the precursor to, and foundation for, modern Islam. This book makes available, for the first time in English, the fruit of van Ess's thirty-five years of work in the field. A lucid and authoritative introduction to classical Islam, it opens a window on the intellectual world that gave rise to Muslim theology." "A sustained look at important issues in early kalam, The Flowering of Muslim Theology discusses the emergence of theology in the classical period and offers acute and illuminating comparisons with the Christian (and Jewish) traditions. Van Ess looks at the issue of heresy, at early ideas about straying from true belief. In a substantial and original instance of Koranic exegesis, he considers a problem much debated among classical theologians: whether it is possible to see God. He examines the different ways in which early Muslim thinkers appropriated atomism, a natural philosophy that was originally materialistic and atheistic, for their own theological purposes. He explores the explosive mix of theology and political thought, in an analysis of the development of ideas about the role and authority of a ruler. And he considers the relationship, or contradiction, between faith and knowledge: the enduring question of how one can know whether something is right or true." "A work of intellectual history enlivened by vivid examples, The Flowering of Muslim Theology gives a wider audience rare insight into Islam's rich classical past."--Jacket
Theologie und Gesellschaft im 2. und 3. Jahrhundert Hidschra : eine Geschichte des religiösen Denkens im frühen Islam by Josef van Ess( Book )

64 editions published between 1990 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theology and Society is the most comprehensive study of Islamic intellectual and religious history, focusing on Muslim theology. With its emphasis on the eighth and ninth centuries CE, it remains the most detailed prosopographical study of the early phase of the formation of Islam. Originally published in German between 1991 and 1995, Theology and Society is a monument of scholarship and a unique scholarly enterprise which has stood the test of time as an unparalleled reference work
Zwischen Ḥadīt̲ und Theologie : Studien zum Entstehen prädestinatianischer Überlieferung by Josef van Ess( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in German and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Studies in the History and Culture of the Islamic Orient (STIO) is the series of ""Supplements"" to the journal Der Islam. Both are published by the Section for the History and Culture of the Near East in the Asian-African Institute of the University of Hamburg. The Section was established in 1908, before the foundation of the University of Hamburg. Under its first Director, C.H. Becker, it was the first academic centre in Germany in which teaching and research concentrated on the historical and cultural aspects of the Islamic world, and not just on philological issues. Many of Germany's l
Chiliastische Erwartungen und die Versuchung der Göttlichkeit : d. Kalif al-Hākim (386-411 H.) by Josef van Ess( Book )

11 editions published in 1977 in German and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Kitāb an-Nakt̲ des Nazzām und seine Rezeption im Kitāb al-Futyā des Ǧāhiz; eine Sammlung der Fragmente mit Übersetzung und Kommentar by Josef van Ess( Book )

12 editions published in 1972 in German and Arabic and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ungenützte Texte zur Karrāmīya : eine Materialsammlung : vorgelegt am 30. Juni 1979 by Josef van Ess( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in German and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schriften zum Islam : Volksroman, Frauenfrage, Bilderverbot by Rudi Paret( Book )

12 editions published between 1934 and 1981 in German and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ṭailasān des Ibn Ḥarb : "Mantelgedichte" in arabischer Sprache by Josef van Ess( Book )

16 editions published in 1979 in German and English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frühe muʻtazilitische Häresiographie; zwei Werke des Nāšiʼ al-Akbar (gest. 293 H.) by Josef van Ess( Book )

26 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anfänge muslimischer Theologie : zwei antiqadaritische Traktate aus dem ersten Jahrhundert der Higra by Josef van Ess( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in German and Arabic and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Fehltritt des Gelehrten : die "Pest von Emmaus" und ihre theologischen Nachspiele by Josef van Ess( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditionistische Polemik gegen ʻAmr b. ʻUbaid : zu einem Text des ʻAli b. ʻUmar ad-Dāraqutnī by ʻAlī ibn ʻUmar Dāraquṭnī( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in German and Arabic and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Erkenntnislehre des 'Adudaddin al-Ici. Übersetzung und Kommentar des 1. Buches seiner Mawaqif by Josef van Ess( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 1966 in German and English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im Halbschatten : der Orientalist Hellmut Ritter (1892-1971) by Josef van Ess( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Wesir und seine Gelehrten : zu Inhalt und Entstehungsgeschichte der theologischen Schriften des Rašīduddīn Fa·zlullāh (gest. 718/1318) by Josef van Ess( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in German and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theologie und Gesellschaft im 2. und 3. Jahrhundert Hidschra : eine Geschichte des religiösen Denkens im frühen Islam by Josef van Ess( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in German and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theologie und Gesellschaft im 2. und 3. Jahrhundert Hidschra : eine Geschichte des religiösen Denkens im frühen Islam by Josef van Ess( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kleine schriften by Josef van Ess( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in German and English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kleine Schriften', written by the eminent German scholar of Islamic Studies Josef van Ess, is a unique collection of Van Ess' widely scattered short writings, journal articles, encyclopaedia entries, (autobiographical) essays, reviews and lectures, in (mainly) German, English and French, some of which are published here for the first time. It includes a full bibliography of the author's work, in addition to two indexes of classical authors and works, which aim to make accessible the remarkable riches that these 'Kleine Schriften' have to offer. The three-volume collection, carefully selected by the author himself, offers over 150 texts organized primarily along Van Ess' own biography and the history of the discipline. It is divided into twelve parts, beginning with Tübingen where his career began in 1968, and ending with Retrospects and Postscripts for the future, with the thematic complexes Islam and its first options and 'Mu'tazila' as centre pieces. All parts are introduced by brief accounts of the historical context in which each of the assembled texts was written and which course subsequent scholarship may have taken
 
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Alternative Names
Ess, J. van

Ess, J. van, 1934-

Ess, Josef

Fān Iss, Yūsuf

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Yūsud Fān Iss 1934-

إس, جوزيف فان 1934-

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جوزيف فان إس

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فان اس، يوسف

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یوزف فن اس نویسنده آلمانی

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