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Author Gleave, R. (Robert)

Title Scripturalist Islam : the history and doctrines of the Akhbārī Shīʻī school / by Robert Gleave
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 339 pages)
Series Islamic philosophy, theology, and science, 0169-8729 ; v. 72
Islamic philosophy, theology, and science ; v. 72. 0169-8729
Contents The Akhbārī-Uṣūlī dispute and the early "Akhbārī" school -- Muḥammad Amīn al-Astarābādī and the formation of the Akhbārī school -- Astarābādī's legal thought -- Astarābādī's theological and philosophical thought -- The spread of Akhbarism after Astarābādī -- Defining the Akhbārī-Uṣūlī conflict -- Akhbārī Qurʼanic interpretation -- Sunna and the Akhbār in Akhbārī jurisprudence -- Akhbārī hermeneutics -- Conclusions
Summary Akhbar Shi'ism was "scripturalist" in that Akhbar's believed that all questions of theology and law could be found in the texts of revelation. There was no need, they believed, to turn to alternative sources (such as reason or inspiration)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-333) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Akhbārīyah -- Doctrines.
Akhbārīyah -- History.
Islamic law.
Shīʻah -- Doctrines.
Shīʻah -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9047421620 (electronic bk.)
9789047421627 (electronic bk.)