From the introduction of Greek Philosophy into the Muslim world in the eighth century, right through to modern times, Majid Fakhry charts the evolution and interaction of philosophy, theology, and mysticism in the Islamic context. Highlighting key individuals, movements, concepts and writings, Fakhry also explores the conflicts and controversies between anti- and pro-philosophical parties that have characterised the development of Islamic thought. The book also features coverage of: the translation of ancient texts and their transmission to the Muslim world; the development of a systematic philosophy in Islam; theology, mysticism and the development of Sufism; Islam's interaction with western philosophy and theology; contemporary trends.
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 136 x 16 mm
"a concise, meticulous but quite readable overview" "'fakhry writes very clearly, avoiding excessive technial terminology and presenting the mojor arguments succinctly but carefully." " a cogent, clear and highly useful study".
"This introductory work provides the reader with an excellent, concise overview of Islamic philosophy, theology, and mysticism…Fakhry has accomplished presenting the central themes and the essence of 1400 years of intellectual tradition in clear, coherent manner."