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Author Hoover, Jon.

Title Ibn Taymiyya's theodicy of perpetual optimism / by Jon Hoover.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 270 pages)
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Series Islamic philosophy, theology, and science, 0169-8729 ; v. 73
Islamic philosophy, theology, and science ; v. 73. 0169-8729
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction ---- I. Worship, religious epistemology and theological jurisprudence. 1. Ibn Taymiyya as a theological jurist --- 2. The centrality of worshipping God alone --- 3. The correspondence of reason and revelation --- 4. On knowing that God Exists and that he alone should be worshipped --- 5. The methodology of theological jurisprudence --- 6. The apologetic quality of Ibn Taymiyya's theological jurisprudence ---- II. God's wise purpose, perpetual activity and self-sufficiency. 1. The problematic of God's goodness and God's self-sufficiency --- 2. Joseph Bell on God's wise purpose and self-sufficiency in Ibn Taymiyya's theology --- 3. Ibn Taymiyya's classification of views on wise purpose/causality in the will of God --- 4. The Ash'ari case against causality in the will of God : it entails imperfection and origination in God, as well as an infinite regress --- 5. Ibn Taymiyya's case for a God who acts perpetually for wise purposes and creates from eternity --- 6. Ibn Taymiyya on God's voluntary acts subsisting in God's essence --- 7. Ibn Taymiyya on God's sufficiency apart from the worlds in the exercise of wise purpose ---- III. God's creation and God's command. 1. Ibn Taymiyya's creation/command hermeneutic --- 2. Ibn Taymiyya's classification of errors in creation and command --- 3. Ibn Taymiyya : analogy is the cause of error in creation and command --- 4. Modes of expressing creation and command in Ibn Taymiyya's thought --- 5. Ibn Taymiyya defending the coherence of creation and command ---- IV. God's creation of acts in the human agent. 1. Ibn Taymiyya's view of the human act in prior research --- 2. The theological and philosophical context --- 3. Ibn Taymiyya on the compatibility of divine creation and human action --- 4. Ibn Taymiyya's view of divine creation by means of secondary causes --- 5. Ibn Taymiyya on controversial Kalam terms relating to human agency --- 6. Ibn Taymiyya's compatibilism as the golden mean (wasat) ---- V. The wise purpose and origin of evil. 1. Ibn Taymiyya and the explanation of evil in Islamic theodicies --- 2. Ibn Taymiyya's evil attribution typology --- 3. Ibn Taymiyya on Gods wise purposes in the creation of evil --- 4. Ibn Taymiyya's location of the origin of evil in nonexistence (adam) ---- VI. The justice of God and the best of all possible worlds. 1. Introduction --- 2. Ibn Taymiyya's three-fold typology on God's justice (adl) --- 3. Ibn Taymiyya on God's power and al-Ghazali's best of all possible worlds ---- Conclusion.
Summary This comprehensive study of Muslim jurist Ibn Taymiyya's (d. 1328) theodicy of perpetual optimism exposits and analyses his writings on God's justice and wise purpose, divine determination and human agency, the problem of evil, and juristic method in theological doctrine.
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Language English.
Subject Ibn Taymyah, Amad ibn ĎAbd al-alm, 1263-1328.
Ibn Taymyah, Amad ibn ĎAbd al-alm, 1263-1328. (OCoLC)fst00039053
Ibn-Taimya, Amad Ibn-ĎAbd-al-alm 1263-1328
Ibn-Taimya, Amad Ibn-ĎAbd-al-alm.
God (Islam) -- History of doctrines.
Good and evil -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Islam -- Doctrines.
Religion and beliefs.
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
God (Islam) -- History of doctrines. (OCoLC)fst00944145
Good and evil -- Religious aspects -- Islam. (OCoLC)fst00944903
Islam -- Doctrines. (OCoLC)fst00979787
Optimism. (OCoLC)fst01046876
Theodicy. (OCoLC)fst01149507
Indexed Term islam.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Hoover, Jon. Ibn Taymiyya's theodicy of perpetual optimism. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007 (OCoLC)137334645
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