The formative period of Islamic thought

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Oneworld, 1998 - Religion - 424 pages
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This text gives a formative account of the development of Islamic thoughtrom the death of Muhammad in 632, to 950. It demonstrates how variouseligions and political movements within Islam contributed to what has becometandard form, including the positive contribution of sects later regarded aseretical, and the key interaction of religion and politics. Drawing on manyreviously unresearched Arabic sources, it presents a comprehensive, balancednd clear picture of the main lines of philosophical development in thismportant period.

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This is an excellent overview of early Islamic theology (which is really all that it covers, despite the more inclusive "thought" of the title). The publishers play up the value of this book as an ... Read full review

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The best book on the History of Islamic Sects I have ever read. Read full review


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W. Montgomery Watt is professor emeritus of arabic and islamic studies at the University of Edinburgh. He has served as the chair of this department.

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