Intellectual Traditions in Islam

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Farhad Daftary
I.B.Tauris, Jun 17, 2000 - History - 252 pages
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This work explores the role of the intellect in the legal, theological, philosophical, and mystical traditions of Islam, and of its continuing relevance in the efforts of the contemporary Muslim world to address the challenges of modernity. Leading scholars who have included chapters--all originally written for this book--include Mohammad Arkoun, Norman Calder, John Cooper, Muhsin Mahdi, Abdulaziz Sachedina, Annemarie Schimmel, and others.
 

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Contents

Intellectual Life in the First Four Centuries of Islam
17
Achievements
31
The Limits of Islamic Orthodoxy
66
Fatimid Intellectual
112
Reason and Mystical Experience in Sufism
130
Some Observations on the Religious Intellectual
146
Woman HalftheMan? The Crisis of Male
160
PresentDay Islam Between its Tradition
179
Glossary
222
Index
239
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Farhad Daftary is Head of the Department of Academic Research and Publications at the Institute of Ismaili Studies.

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