ALLAH TRANSCENDENT

STUDIES IN THE STRUCTURE AND SEMIOTICS OF ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY, THEOLOGY AND COSMOLOGY
By (author)IAN RICHARD NET

 4,626

This work examines the role of God in medieval Islamic philosophy and theology in a new and exciting way. Renouncing the traditional chronological method of considering Islamic philosophy, Netton uses modern literary modes of criticism derived from structuralism, post-structuralism and semiotics. The author focuses on major Islamic and Arab thinkers of the Middle Ages, from Al-Kindi to Ibn al-Arabi, to study the nature, function, role, and development of their God, and relates the views of each to the textual and intellectual history of which he is a product. In the process, the author traces the development of the Neoplatonic God out of the Qur’anic God.
ISBN: 0700702873
Publisher: CURZON PRESS
Subtitle: STUDIES IN THE STRUCTURE AND SEMIOTICS OF ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY, THEOLOGY AND COSMOLOGY
Author: IAN RICHARD NET

In stock

SKU: 0700702873
Categories:,
Weight 0.6 kg
Format

Publication Date

1989

Pages

383

Author

Author Description

Dr Ian R. Netton is Reader in Arab and Islamic Civilization and Thought at the University of Exeter, England.

Publisher

,

Language