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Abd Al-Ghani Al-Nabulusi: Islam and the Enlightenment
Contributor(s): Akkach, Samer (Author)

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ISBN: 1851685081     ISBN-13: 9781851685080
Publisher: ONEWorld Publications
OUR PRICE: $42.00  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2007
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Annotation: In this unique look at a key figure in the Islamic enlightenment, Samer Akkach examines the life and works of 'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi (1641-1731) of Damascus: a contemporary of many major thinkers, scientists, poets, and philosophers of the European Enlightenment. Often characterized solely as a Sufi saint, his thought and teachings were of a much wider remit. Through a fresh reading of his unpublished biographical sources and large body of mostly unpublished works, Akkach examines early expressions of rationalism among Arab and Turkish scholars, and argues that 'Abd al-Ghani helped herald the beginning of modernity in the Arab world.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Religion | Eastern
- Philosophy | Eastern
- Religion | Islam - General
Dewey: 181.3
Series: Makers of the Muslim World
Physical Information: 0.72" H x 6.16" W x 8.53" (0.81 lbs) 176 pages
Themes:
- Religious Orientation - Islamic
Features: Bibliography, Glossary, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product
 
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