Trajectories of a Theological Legacy, with a Study and Critical Edition of al-Khabbāzī’s Kitāb al-Hādī
Ayedh S. Aldosari [+–]
This book provides an analytical study of the M?tur?dite school of theology. Affiliated with the ?anaf?te school of jurisprudence, the M?tur?dites represented one of the most influential schools of scholastic theology (kalam) in Sunni Islam. Attempting to fill the historical gaps in the study of early and classical M?tur?dite thought and scholarship, this work explores not only the rise of the school, but also maps out seminal phases in its subsequent intellectual development. With a concern for context and relevance, it offers key insights into the literary legacy of the school, covering the work of its founder and later M?tur?dite theologians. The study includes a critical Arabic edition of the treatise entitled al-??d? (The Guide), authored by one of the luminaries of the school, al-Imam al-Khabb?z? (d. 691 AH/ 1292 AD). The work served as an important repository of M?tur?dite theological thought preserving significant discussions elaborated within the school and their impact upon later theological discourses.
Table of Contents
Prelims – Acknowledgements
Part 1: The Author – Study and Analysis
Part 2: The Scholastic Theology Heritage of the M?tur?d? Madhhab up to the writing of al-Khabb?z?’s al-H?d?
Part 3: The Arabic Text of al-Hadi
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