Muslim Intellectual: A Study of Al-Ghazali

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Chapter Five THE REAPPRAISAL OF THEOLOGY
1. The Achievements of Islamic Theology88
2. Theologians and Governments98
3. Al-Ghazālī's Critique of the Scholar-Jurists108
4. Dogmatic Theology from a New Standpoint117
Chapter Six THE BITTERNESS OF WORLDLY SUCCESS
1. The ūfī Movement128
2. The Crisis of 1095133
3. Life as a ūfī143
4. "The Revival of the Religious Sciences"151
Chapter Seven THE INTELLECTUAL BASIS OF THE "REVIVED" COMMUNITY
1. The Intellectual Class and the Conception of Knowledge156
2. The New "Intellectual Structure" of the Community163
Chapter Eight THE ACHIEVEMENT
1. The Tension between Philosophy and Theology173
2. The Batinite Challenge175
3. The Tension between the "Islamic Sciences" and ūfism176
Excursus181
Notes187
Chronological Table; Bibliograpliy201203
Index207

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • I - The Function of The Intellectual 1
  • II - The World of Al-GhazĀlĪ 7
  • III - The Encounter With Philosophy 25
  • IV - Truth from the Charismatic Leader 73
  • V - The Reappraisal of Theology 87
  • VI - The Bitterness of Worldly Success 127
  • VII - The Intellectual Basis of The "Revived" Community 155
  • VIII - The Achievement 171
  • Excursus - Ghazālī or Ghazzālī 181
  • Notes 187
  • Chronological Table 201
  • Bibliography 203
  • Index 207
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