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Holtzman, Livnat 1965-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 31 publications in 2 languages and 1,007 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, wst, Editor
Classifications: BP166.2, 297.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Livnat Holtzman
Anthropomorphism in Islam : the challenge of traditionalism (700-1350) by Livnat Holtzman( )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than any other issue in Islamic theology, anthropomorphism (tashbih) stood at the heart of many theological debates, and was mostly discussed within the circles of traditionalist Islam. The way a scholar interpreted the anthropomorphic descriptions of God in the Qur'an or the Hadith (for instance, God's hand, God's laughter or God's sitting on the heavenly throne) often reflected his political and social stature, as well as his theological affinity. This book presents an in-depth literary analysis of the textual and non-textual elements of aḥadith al-ṣifat - the traditions that depict God and His attributes in an anthropomorphic language. It goes on to discuss the inner controversies in the prominent traditionalistic learning centres of the Islamic world regarding the way to understand and interpret these anthropomorphic traditions. Through a close, contextualized, and interdisciplinary reading in Hadith compilations, theological treatises, and historical sources, this book offers an evaluation and understanding of the traditionalistic endeavours to define anthropomorphism in the most crucial and indeed most formative period of Islamic thought."--Back cover
Islamic philosophy from the 12th to the 14th century by Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

***Angaben zur beteiligten Person Al Ghouz: Dr Abdelkader Al Ghouz studied Islamic studies, translation and political science. He completed his Ph.D. in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Bonn. Since October 2016, he has been the academic coordinator for the Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg Centre for Advanced Studies. His research focuses on Mamluk history, Islamic philosophy, theology, and contemporary Arabic thought
A scholar in the shadow : essays in the legal and theological thought of Ibn Qayyim al-Ǧawziyyah( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining anthropomorphism. The challenge of Islamic traditionalism by Livnat Holtzman( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of anthropomorphism (tashbih) – the perception of a divine being in a human form – was one of the major bones of contention in Islamic theology from the 8th to the 14th centuries. These debates were not purely intellectual: the theological controversy was often a façade masking political struggles over hegemony. The way a scholar interpreted the descriptions of God in the Qur’an and hadith – God’s hand, God sitting on the heavenly throne – often reflected his political and social stature, as well as his theological affinity.Livnat Holtzman focuses on the inner debates on tashbih within the circles of Islamic traditionalism in medieval Medina, Baghdad, Nishapur, Damascus and Cairo. Through a close reading of the writings of Ash’ari and Hanbali thinkers, he evaluates the traditionalist endeavours to define anthropomorphism in the most formative period of Islamic thought
Ḥanbalīs by Livnat Holtzman( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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2 editions published in 2003 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ḥanbalīs by Livnat Holtzman( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of acceptance and rejection in Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya's systematic reading of Ibn Ḥazm by Livnat Holtzman( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human Choice, Divine Guidance and the "Fitra" Tradition : the Use of Hadith in Theological Treatises by Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya by Livnat Holtzman( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Holtzman, Livnat 1965-

הולצמן, לבנת 1965-

הולצמן, ליבנת 1965-

Languages
English (29)

Hebrew (2)