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Author Ess, Josef van, author.

Title Theology and society in the second and third centuries of the Hijra : a history of religious thought in Early Islam / by Josef van Ess ; translated from German by John O'Kane
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017-2019]
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Description 1 online resource (4 volumes)
Series Handbook of Oriental studies = Handbuch der Orientalistik. Section one, The Near and Middle East, 0169-9423 ; volume 116/1-4
Handbook of Oriental studies. Section 1, Near and Middle East (2014) ; v. 116
Contents Translator's Acknowledgements; Preface; List of the Most Frequent Abbreviations (Excluding Journals); Part A Prelude: Characteristics of Islamic Religiosity in the 1st Century; Chapter 1 Setting the Seal on Prophecy; Chapter 2 The Awareness of Being Chosen and IdentityFormation; 2.1 Symbols of Islamic Identity in the Caliphate of AThe Murji╩╝abd al-Malik; 2.2 Early Evidence in the Literary Tradition; Chapter 3 Community and Individual; 3.1 Faith and the Promise of Paradise; 3.2 Consciousness of Sin and Individual Responsibility; 3.3 Divine Grace and Predestination
Summary Theology and Society is the most comprehensive study of Islamic intellectual and religious history, focusing on Muslim theology. With its emphasis on the eighth and ninth centuries CE, it remains the most detailed prosopographical study of the early phase of the formation of Islam. Originally published in German between 1991 and 1995, Theology and Society is a monument of scholarship and a unique scholarly enterprise which has stood the test of time as an unparalleled reference work
Notes Volumes 2 - 4 translated by Gwendolin Goldbloom
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 29, 2019)
Subject Islam -- Doctrines -- History.
Islamic philosophy -- History.
Islam -- Doctrines.
Islamic philosophy.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Goldbloom, Gwendolin, translator.
O'Kane, John, 1940- translator.
LC no. 2016052965
ISBN 9004323384
Other Titles Theologie und Gesellschaft im 2. und 3. Jahrhundert Hidschra. English