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Transcendent God, Rational World. A Maturidi Theology (OPEN ACCESS, February 2023)

Ramon Harvey

Transcendent God, Rational World. A Maturidi Theology (OPEN ACCESS, (...)

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Harvey (Ramon), Transcendent God, Rational World. A Maturidi Theology, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, ("Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Scripture and Theology"), 2023, 296 p. ISBN 9781474451642

Author

Ramon Harvey is Aziz Foundation Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Ebrahim College. He is the author of The Qur’an and the Just Society (EUP, 2017) and has published articles in Journal of Qur’anic Studies, Islamochristiana and International Journal for the Semiotics of Law.

Presentation

Ramon Harvey revisits the Muslim theologian Abū Manṣūr al-Māturīdī (d. 333/944) from Samarqand and puts his system, and that of the Māturīdī school, into lively dialogue with modern thought.

Constructs a contemporary philosophical theology from the Māturīdī tradition of kalām

  • Reconstructs the theological system of Abū Manṣūr al-Māturīdī
  • Explores the development of the early and classical Māturīdī tradition
  • Engages with contemporary philosophy and theology
  • Provides a systematic treatment of the divine nature and attributes
  • Advances the fields of Islamic philosophy of religion and kalām jadīd

Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Tradition and Reason
2. Rational Reality
3. Natural Theology
4. Divine Nature
5. Omniscience and Wisdom
6. Creative Action
7. Divine Speech and the Qur’an
Conclusion
Glossary of Arabic Terminology
Bibliography
Index.

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