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The Resource Anthropomorphism in Islam : the challenge of traditionalism (700-1350), Livnat Holtzman

Anthropomorphism in Islam : the challenge of traditionalism (700-1350), Livnat Holtzman

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Anthropomorphism in Islam : the challenge of traditionalism (700-1350)
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Anthropomorphism in Islam
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the challenge of traditionalism (700-1350)
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Livnat Holtzman
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eng
Summary
"More than any other issue in Islamic theology, anthropomorphism (tashbih) stood at the heart of many theological debates, and was mostly discussed within the circles of traditionalist Islam. The way a scholar interpreted the anthropomorphic descriptions of God in the Qur'an or the Hadith (for instance, God's hand, God's laughter or God's sitting on the heavenly throne) often reflected his political and social stature, as well as his theological affinity. This book presents an in-depth literary analysis of the textual and non-textual elements of aḥadith al-ṣifat - the traditions that depict God and His attributes in an anthropomorphic language. It goes on to discuss the inner controversies in the prominent traditionalistic learning centres of the Islamic world regarding the way to understand and interpret these anthropomorphic traditions. Through a close, contextualized, and interdisciplinary reading in Hadith compilations, theological treatises, and historical sources, this book offers an evaluation and understanding of the traditionalistic endeavours to define anthropomorphism in the most crucial and indeed most formative period of Islamic thought."--Back cover
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1965-
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Holtzman, Livnat
Dewey number
297.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BP166.2
LC item number
.H65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture
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  • Anthropomorphism
  • Islam
  • God (Islam)
  • Hadith
  • Anthropomorphismus
  • Gottesvorstellung
  • Islam
  • Islamische Theologie
  • Anthropomorphism
  • Hadith
  • Islam
  • 11.84 Islam: other
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Anthropomorphism in Islam : the challenge of traditionalism (700-1350), Livnat Holtzman
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 392-419) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1030206814
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 434 pages
Isbn
9780748689569
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)1030206814
Label
Anthropomorphism in Islam : the challenge of traditionalism (700-1350), Livnat Holtzman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 392-419) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1030206814
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 434 pages
Isbn
9780748689569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1030206814

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