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Defining anthropomorphism. The challenge of Islamic traditionalism.

Author: Livnat Holtzman
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Livnat Holtzman
ISBN: 9780748689569 0748689567
OCLC Number: 884243218
Description: 224 p.
Responsibility: Livnat Holtzman.

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Through a close, contextualized, and interdisciplinary reading in Hadith compilations, theological treatises, and historical sources, this book offers an evaluation and understanding of the  Read more...

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