Development of Muslim Theology, Jurisprudence and Constitutional Theory

Duncan B. MacDonald

Series: Religion and Society
BISAC: REL037060

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In human progress unity and complexity are the two correlatives forming together the great paradox. Life is manifold, but it is also one. So it is seldom possible, and still more seldom advisable, to divide a civilization into departments and to attempt to trace their separate developments; life nowhere can be cut in two with a hatchet. And this is emphatically true of the civilization of Islam. Its intellectual unity, for good and for evil, is its outstanding quality. It may have solved the problem of faith and science, as some hold; it may have crushed all thought which is not of faith, as many others hold. However that may be, its life and thought are a unity.
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Preface
Introduction
PART I: CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER I From Death of Muhammad to Rise of Abbasids
CHAPTER II. To Rise of Ayyubids
CHAPTER III. To Present Situation

PART II: DEVELOPMENT OF JURISPRUDENCE
CHAPTER I. To Close of Umayyad PeriodCHAPTER II. To Present Situation
PART III: DEVELOPMENT OF THEOLOGY
CHAPTER I. To Close of Umayyad PeriodCHAPTER II. To Foundation of Fatimid KhalifateCHAPTER III. To Triumph of Ash‘arites in EastCHAPTER IV. Al-GhazzaliCHAPTER V. To Ibn Sab‘in and End of MuwahhidsCHAPTER VI. To Present Situation
APPENDICESI. Illustrative Documents in TranslationII. Selected BibliographyIII. Chronological Table
INDEX

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