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Author Watt, W. Montgomery (William Montgomery)

Title The formative period of Islamic thought / W. Montgomery Watt
Published Edinburgh : University Press, 1973


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 W'PONDS  297.209021 Wat/Fpo  AVAILABLE
Description vi, 424 pages ; 23 cm
Contents pt. 1. The beginnings (632-750). The Kharijites -- Proto-Shi-ite phenomena under the Umayyads -- The general religious movement -- God's determination of events -- Faith and community -- pt. 2. The century of struggle (750-850). The establishment of the 'Abbasids -- The attraction of reasoning -- The great Mu'tazilites -- pt. 3. The triumph of Sunnism (850-945). The polarity of Sunnism and Shi'ism -- The maturing of Sunnite theology
Summary A clear picture of the main lines of philosophical development from the death of Muhammad in 632, to 950
Analysis Islam, 632-950
Notes Includes bibliographical references
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Islam -- Doctrines -- History.
LC no. 73079266
ISBN 085224245X
1851681523 (Oneworld)
9781851681525 (Oneworld)