The Resource Early philosophical Shiism : the Ismaili Neoplatonism of Abū Yaʻqūb al-Sijistānī, Paul E. Walker

Early philosophical Shiism : the Ismaili Neoplatonism of Abū Yaʻqūb al-Sijistānī, Paul E. Walker

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Early philosophical Shiism : the Ismaili Neoplatonism of Abū Yaʻqūb al-Sijistānī
Title
Early philosophical Shiism
Title remainder
the Ismaili Neoplatonism of Abū Yaʻqūb al-Sijistānī
Statement of responsibility
Paul E. Walker
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Language
eng
Summary
The Ismailis, among whom are the followers of the Aga Khan, rose to prominence during the fourth Islamic/tenth Christian century. They developed a remarkably successful intellectual programme to sustain and support their political activities, promoting demands of Islamic doctrine together with the then newly imported sciences from abroad. The high watermark of this intellectual movement is best illustrated in the writings of the Ismaili theoretician Abu Yaq́ub al-Sijistani. Using both published and manuscript writings of al-Sijistani that have hitherto been largely hidden, forgotten or ignored, Dr Paul Walker reveals the scholar's major contribution to the development of philosophical Shiism. He analyses his role in the Ismaili mission (da'wa) of that time and critically assesses the major themes in his combination of philosophy and religious doctrine
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UkCbUP
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1941-
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Walker, Paul Ernest
Dewey number
297/.20422/092
Index
index present
LC call number
BP195.I8
LC item number
W35 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abū Yaʻqūb al-Sijistānī, Isḥāq ibn Aḥmad
  • Ismailites
  • Neoplatonism
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Early philosophical Shiism : the Ismaili Neoplatonism of Abū Yaʻqūb al-Sijistānī, Paul E. Walker
Link
https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511520648
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Al-Sijistani's Heritage. 1. The Ismaili message and its philosophers. 2. Religious and philosophical resources. 3. Ismaili predecessors -- pt. II. Al-Sijistani's Universe. 4. Introduction: categories of thought and terms of analysis. 5. A theology of unqualified transcendence. 6. Creation as command. 7. Intellect, the sum of existent being. 8. Descending and ascending soul. 9. Nature and the physical realm. 10. A cosmic anthropology. 11. Prophecy, the deputy of intellect. 12. Interpretation and its institution. 13. Salvation and the womb of history -- Epilogue: The Use and Control of Reason
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1 online resource (xvi, 203 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511520648
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(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UkCbUP)CR9780511520648
Label
Early philosophical Shiism : the Ismaili Neoplatonism of Abū Yaʻqūb al-Sijistānī, Paul E. Walker
Link
https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511520648
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Al-Sijistani's Heritage. 1. The Ismaili message and its philosophers. 2. Religious and philosophical resources. 3. Ismaili predecessors -- pt. II. Al-Sijistani's Universe. 4. Introduction: categories of thought and terms of analysis. 5. A theology of unqualified transcendence. 6. Creation as command. 7. Intellect, the sum of existent being. 8. Descending and ascending soul. 9. Nature and the physical realm. 10. A cosmic anthropology. 11. Prophecy, the deputy of intellect. 12. Interpretation and its institution. 13. Salvation and the womb of history -- Epilogue: The Use and Control of Reason
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 203 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511520648
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UkCbUP)CR9780511520648

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