Abu Ya'qub Al-Sijistani Hardback

Intellectual Missionary

by Paul E. Walker;

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Abu Ya'qub Al-Sijistani

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This text looks at the tenth-century missionary, al-Sijistani. Though long neglected by historians of Islamic philosophy, al-Sijistani's recently recovered writings proves that he deserves careful consideration both as a philosopher and as an exponent of the intellectual understanding of Islam. The old problem of the meaning of science and religion, and their interaction as reflected in the thought of an Ismaili author from a remote period, is now interpreted within a framework that provides broad coherence to disparate ideas and obscure doctrines which survive only piecemeal from medieval Arabic books and treatises. Here, al-Sijistani's contributions appear all the more cogent and impressive despite the 1000 years that separate him from us.

Abu Ya'qub Al-Sijistani by Paul E. Walker was published by I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd in December 1995. The ISBN for Abu Ya'qub Al-Sijistani is 9781850439219.

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Details for Abu Ya'qub Al-Sijistani

Page last updated 11th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherI.B.Tauris & Co Ltd (December 1995)
Number of Pages208
Thickness20 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code1228873
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