Islamic Theological Themes (Paperback)

A Primary Source Reader

By John Renard (Editor)

University of California Press, 9780520281899, 480pp.

Publication Date: May 31, 2014

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Comprised of primary sources assembled from a broad chronological and geographic spectrum, Islamic Theological Themes is a comprehensive anthology of primary Islamic sacred texts in translation.  The volume includes rare and never before translated selections, all freshly situated and introduced with a view to opening doors into the larger world of Islamic life, belief, and culture.  From pre-theological material on the scriptural end of the spectrum, to the more practical material at the other, John Renard broadens our concepts of what counts as “Islamic theology,” situating Islamic theological literature within the context of the emerging sub-discipline of Relational/Comparative Theology. Divided into five parts, students and scholars will find this collection to be an indispensible tool.

About the Author

John Renard  is Professor of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University. His many books include Seven Doors to Islam: Spirituality and the Religious Life of Muslims, Windows on the House of Islam, Friends of God: Islamic Images of Piety, Commitment, and Servanthood, and Tales of God’s Friends: Islamic Hagiography in Translation, all from UC Press.

Praise For Islamic Theological Themes: A Primary Source Reader

"Unprecedented... The first reader to focus on the theological tradition in particular. It will thus be of considerable use for courses on Islam or on comparative religion."

— Theological Studies

"[A] unique contribution that will entire a new generation of students to take an interest in advanced studies in Islamic theology in its many manifestations."

— Journal of the American Oriental Society

"Islamic Theological Themes: A Primary Source Reader, is an intellectual venture to peep into the debated discourses evolved in the underbelly of 1400 years Muslim intellectual legacy."

— Brill