Texts and Studies on the Development and History of Kalām, Volume 3
This is the third of three volumes reprinting the collected papers on Islamic subjects by Richard M. Frank, Professor Emeritus at the Catholic University of America, and completes the set. The present volume on the Ash'arites and the classical Ash'arite tradition brings together articles written in the last two decades of Richard Frank's scholarly activity which represent his mature thought on the main philosophical and doctrinal elements of that tradition. The volume opens with two more general studies, one on the science of kalam, presenting Frank's most profound insights on its very nature and essence, followed by a series of detailed and incisive analyses of the physics, metaphysics, ethics, and epistemology of the Ash'arite system. This body of work forms the vanguard of modern studies on the subject and will repay repeated and prolonged study.
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Abd al-Jabbar ability to act abu Hasim accident according action al-Ansari al-As'ari al-Baqillani al-Gubba'i al-Guwayni al-Isfara'ini al-Mutawalli al-Qusayri an-Nazzam analysis aqida Arabic AS'ARITE ONTOLOGY As'arites assertion atom Avicenna basic Basrian belief belongs Beyrouth bihi Cairo cited classical cognition command conception concerning context contingent entity created definition described distinct doctrine employed entitative attribute equivalent essential attributes eternal ethical event existence expression falasifa formal given God's ground haqiqa hukm human agent huwa ibid Ibn Furak individual intention Islam jawhar kalam knowing knowledge Koran kullu lahu logical ma'na ma'nd meaning motivation Mu'tazila Mu'tazilite Mugarrad muqallid Muslim mutakallimun Nizamiyya non-existent noun object obligatory occur ontological particular performance philosophical position possible predicates present question rational reasoning referred revelation says sense sentence Sham 69 Sibawayh simply speaking sufi taqlid teaching term texts theology thesis things tion tradition true truth volition word Zayd