Knowledge Triumphant: The Concept of Knowledge in Medieval Islam

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BRILL, 1970 - History - 355 pages
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In "Knowledge Triumphant," Franz Rosenthal observes that the Islamic civilization is one that is essentially characterized by knowledge ("'ilm"), for "ilm is one of those concepts that have dominated Islam and given Muslim civilization its distinctive shape and complexion." There is no branch of Muslim intellectual and daily life that remained untouched by the all-pervasive attitude towards 'knowledge' as something of supreme value for Muslim being. With a new foreword by Dimitri Gutas.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER ONE THE KNOWLEDGE BEFORE KNOWLEDGE
5
CHAPTER TWO THE REVELATION OF KNOWLEDGE
19
CHAPTER THREE THE PLURAL OF KNOWLEDGE
41
CHAPTER FOUR DEFINITIONS OF KNOWLEDGE
46
CHAPTER FIVE KNOWLEDGE IS ISLAM Theology and Religious Science
70
CHAPTER SIX KNOWLEDGE IS LIGHT Sfism
155
CHAPTER SEVEN KNOWLEDGE IS THOUGHT Philosophy
194
CHAPTER EIGHT KNOWLEDGE IS SOCIETY Education
240
CONCLUDING REMARK
334
INDEX
342
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Franz Rosenthal (1914-2003) was Sterling Professor of Arabicand Semitic Studies at Yale University until his retirement in 1985.

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