Skip to content
Cart

Your Cart

×

You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist

Early Philosophical Shiism
The Isma'ili Neoplatonism of Abu Ya'qub al-Sijistani

$41.99 (C)

Part of Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization

  • Date Published: April 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521060820

$ 41.99 (C)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • The Ismailis, among whom are the followers of the Aga Khan, rose to prominence during the fourth Islamic/tenth Christian century. They developed a remarkably successful intellectual programme to sustain and support their political activities, promoting demands of Islamic doctrine together with the then newly imported sciences from abroad. The high watermark of this intellectual movement is best illustrated in the writings of the Ismaili theoretician Abu Ya´qub al-Sijistani. Using both published and manuscript writings of al-Sijistani that have hitherto been largely hidden, forgotten or ignored, Dr Paul Walker reveals the scholar's major contribution to the development of philosophical Shiism. He analyses his role in the Ismaili mission (da'wa) of that time and critically assesses the major themes in his combination of philosophy and religious doctrine.

    • The first book-length study of a leading tenth-century Ismaili scholar
    • Uses all al-Sijistani's published and manuscript works, many of which have hitherto been unheard of
    • Presents a highly original and substantial contribution to our knowledge of Ismaili thought
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521060820
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Al-Sijistani's Heritage:
    1. The Ismaili message and its philosophers
    2. Religious and philosophical resources
    3. Ismaili predecessors
    Part II. Al-Sijistani's Universe:
    4. Introduction: categories of thought and terms of analysis
    5. A theology of unqualified transcendence
    6. Creation as command
    7. Intellect, the sum of existent being
    8. Descending and ascending soul
    9. Nature and the physical realm
    10. A cosmic anthropology
    11. Prophecy, the deputy of intellect
    12. Interpretation and its institution
    13. Salvation and the womb of history
    Epilogue: the use and control of reason.

  • Author

    Paul E. Walker

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×