By Frank Griffel
This booklet deals a entire learn of al-Ghazali's lifestyles and his realizing of cosmology-how God creates issues and occasions on the planet, how human acts relate to God's strength, and the way the universe is dependent. Frank Griffel offers a major revision of conventional perspectives on al-Ghazali, exhibiting that his most crucial success was once the construction of a brand new rationalist theology within which he remodeled the Aristotelian perspectives of thinkers comparable to Avicenna to accord with highbrow currents that have been well-established inside of Muslim theological discourse. utilizing the main authoritative resources, together with studies from al-Ghazali's scholars, his contemporaries, and his personal letters, Griffel reconstructs each degree in a turbulent occupation. The al-Ghazali that emerges deals many surprises, fairly on his explanations for leaving Baghdad and the character of his "seclusion" afterwards. Griffel demonstrates that al-Ghazali meant to create a brand new cosmology that moved clear of issues held past by means of Muslim theologians and Arab philosophers. This new theology aimed to supply a framework for the pursuit of the usual sciences and a foundation for Islamic technological know-how and philosophy to flourish past the twelfth century.
Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology is the main thorough exam up to now of this crucial thinker.
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Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology by Frank Griffel