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You are currently browsing 21–30 of 54 new and published books in the subject of Philosophy of Islam — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. What is Islamic Philosophy?

    By Roy Jackson

    What is Islamic Philosophy? offers a broad introduction to Islamic thought, from its origins to the many challenging issues facing Muslims in the contemporary world. The chapters explore early Islamic philosophy and trace its development through key themes and figures up to the twenty-first century...

    Published February 6th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Introducing Islam

    2nd Edition

    By William E. Shepard

    Series: World Religions

    Just what is Islam and what does it mean to be a Muslim in the world today? Since the events of 9/11 and 7/7, Islam has become one of the most controversial and misunderstood religions in the world. Introducing Islam encourages students to put aside their preconceptions and explore this fascinating...

    Published January 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Free Will and Predestination in Islamic Thought

    Theoretical Compromises in the Works of Avicenna, al-Ghazali and Ibn 'Arabi

    By Maria De Cillis

    Series: Routledge A Level English Guides

    The subject of "human free-will" versus "divine predestination" is one of the most contentious topics in classical Islamic thought. By focusing on a theme of central importance to any philosophy of religion, and to Islam in particular, this book offers a critical study of the intellectual...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Studying Islam in Practice

    Edited by Gabriele Marranci

    Series: Studying Religions in Practice

    This book presents Islam as a lived religion through observation and discussion of how Muslims from a variety of countries, traditions and views practice their religion. It conveys the experiences of researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds and demonstrates the dynamic and heterogeneous...

    Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Skepticism in Classical Islam

    Moments of Confusion

    By Paul L. Heck

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    The first major treatment of skepticism in Islam, this book explores the critical role of skeptical thinking in the development of theology in Islam. It examines the way key thinkers in classical Islam faced perplexing questions about the nature of God and his relation to the world, all the while...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Reading the Qur'an in the Twenty-First Century

    A Contextualist Approach

    By Abdullah Saeed

    Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-First Century considers the development of Qur’anic interpretation and highlights modern debates around new approaches to interpretation. It explores how Muslims from various theological, legal, socio-political and philosophical backgrounds think about the meaning...

    Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Orthodoxy and Heresy in Islam

    Edited by Maribel Fierro

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! (Valid until three months after publication) To what extent can concepts such as orthodoxy and heresy—originating from a different religious and cultural tradition—be applied in an Islamic context? This new Routledge collection of major works synthesizes the latest...

    Published October 1st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Controversies in Contemporary Islam

    By Oliver Leaman

    This book helps to deepen our understanding of the varieties of contemporary Islam and the issues that are of most concern to Muslims today. Oliver Leaman explores some of the controversies and debates that exist within Islam and between Islam and other religions. He considers how the religion can...

    Published September 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Al-Ghazali, Averroes and the Interpretation of the Qur'an

    Common Sense and Philosophy in Islam

    By Avital Wohlman

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This book examines the contrasting interpretations of Islam and the Qur’an by Averroes and Al-Ghazali, as a way of helping us untangle current impasses affecting each Abrahamic faith. This has traditionally been portrayed as a battle between philosophy and theology, but the book shows that Averroes...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Schools of Qur'anic Exegesis

    Genesis and Development

    By Hussein Abdul-Raof

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Qur’anic exegesis has become the battleground of political Islam and theological conflict among various Muslim schools of thought. Using comparative and contrastive methodology, examples from the Qur'an are investigated in the light of various theological views to delineate the birth, development...

    Published March 15th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Muhammad
    Edited by Andreas Goerke
    To Be Published June 19th 2015
  2. Contemporary Philosophical Theology
    By Chad Meister, Charles Taliaferro
    To Be Published October 1st 2015
  3. Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages
    Edited by Various
    To Be Published October 15th 2015
  4. The Maqa´ma´t of Badi´' al-Zama´n al-Hamadha´ni´

    To Be Published October 15th 2015
  5. Avicenna: His Life and Works
    By Soheil M. Afnan
    To Be Published October 15th 2015

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