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Author Farahat, Omar, 1982-, author
Title The foundation of norms in Islamic jurisprudence and theology / Omar Farahat
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  KBP144 F219 2019    AVAILABLE    30530001336551
Descript x, 247 pages ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: Classical Islamic thought and the promise of post-secularism -- What do we know without revelation? The epistemology of divine speech -- God in relation to us : the metaphysics of divine speech -- The nature of divine speech in classical theology -- The nature of divine commands in classical legal theory -- Divine commands in the imperative mood -- The persistence of natural law in Islamic jurisprudence -- Conclusion
"In this book, Omar Farahat presents a new way of understanding the work of classical Islamic theologians and legal theorists who maintained that divine revelation is necessary for the knowledge of the norms and values of human actions. Through a reconstruction of classical Ashʻarī-Muʻtazilī debates on the nature and implications of divine speech, Farahat argues that, rather than being a purely traditionalist position, the Ashʻarī attachment to revelation was a rational philosophical commitment emerging from debates in epistemology and theology. He further argues that the particularity of this model makes its distinctive features helpful for contemporary scholars who defend a form of divine command theory. Farahat's volume thus constitutes a new reading of the issue of reason and revelation in Islam and breaks new ground in Islamic theology, law and ethics."-- Provided by publisher
Subject Islamic law
Islam -- Theology
Islam -- Doctrines
Social norms
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