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Al-Ghazzali’s contributions to Muslim theology cannot be overestimated and Professor MacDonald brings to life the thoughts and experiences of this medieval theologian, philosopher, and mystic, with special attention to his religious experiences and opinions.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-59333-863-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 48
Publication Date: Oct 31,2007
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 68
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-59333-863-3
$46.00

The Life of Al-Ghazzali explores the life and times of a fascinating Persian Muslim of the eleventh and early twelfth centuries. Al-Ghazzali’s contributions to Muslim theology cannot be overestimated and Professor MacDonald brings to life the thoughts and experiences of this medieval theologian, philosopher, and mystic, with special attention to his religious experiences and opinions. MacDonald sees Al-Ghazzali as a crucial figure in the establishment of a functioning Muslim faith that incorporates not only right practice and right belief, but spiritual experience as well. It is for this reason that he gives such careful attention to Al-Ghazzali’s mystical life. By his own claims this work is a sort of introduction to his later translations of the works of Al-Ghazzali’s more mystical writings. Students of religion, philosophy and medieval literature will be greatly rewarded by MacDonald’s keen insights.

Duncan Black MacDonald (1863-1943) was professor of Semitic languages at Hartford Theological Seminary. His career did much to further the study of Arabic literature in the United States and to promote Christian-Muslim dialogue. A Scot, he studied at the University of Glasgow. His publications include works on Arabic literature and philosophy, Muslim faith, life and culture, as well as various topics concerning the Hebrew Bible.

The Life of Al-Ghazzali explores the life and times of a fascinating Persian Muslim of the eleventh and early twelfth centuries. Al-Ghazzali’s contributions to Muslim theology cannot be overestimated and Professor MacDonald brings to life the thoughts and experiences of this medieval theologian, philosopher, and mystic, with special attention to his religious experiences and opinions. MacDonald sees Al-Ghazzali as a crucial figure in the establishment of a functioning Muslim faith that incorporates not only right practice and right belief, but spiritual experience as well. It is for this reason that he gives such careful attention to Al-Ghazzali’s mystical life. By his own claims this work is a sort of introduction to his later translations of the works of Al-Ghazzali’s more mystical writings. Students of religion, philosophy and medieval literature will be greatly rewarded by MacDonald’s keen insights.

Duncan Black MacDonald (1863-1943) was professor of Semitic languages at Hartford Theological Seminary. His career did much to further the study of Arabic literature in the United States and to promote Christian-Muslim dialogue. A Scot, he studied at the University of Glasgow. His publications include works on Arabic literature and philosophy, Muslim faith, life and culture, as well as various topics concerning the Hebrew Bible.

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Duncan MacDonald

Duncan Black MacDonald (1863-1943) was professor of Semitic languages at Hartford Theological Seminary. His career did much to further the study of Arabic literature in the United States and to promote Christian-Muslim dialogue. A Scot, he studied at the University of Glasgow. His publications include works on Arabic literature and philosophy, Muslim faith, life and culture, as well as various topics concerning the Hebrew Bible.

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