Jul 17, 2019
Theology and Creed in Sunni Islam: The Muslim Brotherhood, Ash'arism, and Political Sunnism
Posted by Jeffry R. Halverson

The history of Sunni theology is little known, but the impact of its demise has profoundly shaped modern Islam This book explores the correlation between anti theological thought and the rise of Islamism in the twentieth century by examining Egypt s Muslim Brotherhood and the leadership of Umar al Tilmisani d 1986 The sociopolitical implications of anti theological crThe history of Sunni theology is little known, but the impact of its demise has profoundly shaped modern Islam This book explores the correlation between anti theological thought and the rise of Islamism in the twentieth century by examining Egypt s Muslim Brotherhood and the leadership of Umar al Tilmisani d 1986 The sociopolitical implications of anti theological creedalism and its postcolonial intermarriage with the modern nation state are also analyzed Ultimately, this study seeks to know whether a revival of Sunni theology, as a rational discourse on religion, can dilute the absolutism of increasingly pervasive Islamist thought in the contemporary Muslim world.

  • Title: Theology and Creed in Sunni Islam: The Muslim Brotherhood, Ash'arism, and Political Sunnism
  • Author: Jeffry R. Halverson
  • ISBN: 9780230102798
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Theology and Creed in Sunni Islam The Muslim Brotherhood Ash arism and Political Sunnism The history of Sunni theology is little known but the impact of its demise has profoundly shaped modern Islam This book explores the correlation between anti theological thought and the rise of Islam

    Tahir Hussain

    I have included a short review and a long review of this book. The short review will give you more of a “spoiler-free” look at what to expect from this work. The long review is more detailed and will give you a summary of what you will get from each chapter in this work (think spoiler) so you can make more of an informed decision on whether to purchase this or not.Short ReviewThis is an enjoyable book linking theology and political thought to explore their relationship with one another. It e [...]


    Hanafi Student

    Much was said and done; however the author falls short on many grounds, the arguments are neither thorough nor convincing enough, I feel the central thesis remains outstanding. Having said that this is a well written piece, reads well and is not completely devoid of good passages and insights. However, it remains incomplete, a better job could have been made in linking theological schools to practical implications the reader is left to grapple with these ideas and make the final connections.


    Martin

    I've completely revised this review because frankly the harshness of my original review wasn't worth it, not here. I also made a mistake (as was brought to my attention) and would like to remove it. I'll leave it at this:I find great fault with any analysis of Ash'ari and Maturidi theology built primarily (almost exclusively) from theological works in translation, which is severely limiting, (that's Chapter 1) and I strongly disagree with his idea of "the demise of 'Ilm al-Kalam" (the thesis of [...]



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