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Theology and Creed in Sunni Islam

The Muslim Brotherhood, Ash’arism, and Political Sunnism

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Jeffry R. Halverson
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jeffry R. Halverson
    Pages 13-31
  4. Jeffry R. Halverson
    Pages 33-57
  5. Jeffry R. Halverson
    Pages 59-81
  6. Jeffry R. Halverson
    Pages 83-113
  7. Jeffry R. Halverson
    Pages 115-125
  8. Jeffry R. Halverson
    Pages 127-141
  9. Jeffry R. Halverson
    Pages 143-157
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 159-188

About this book


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).


20th century Islam Islamism semiotics Theodor Storm theology twentieth century

About the authors

Jeffry R. Halverson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Coastal Carolina University, USA. He is a specialist in Islamic studies and the history of religions, focusing on the Middle East and North Africa.

Bibliographic information


“Halverson’s book is first and foremost a critique of the antirationalist, creed-centered Athari theological school of thought and its arguable dominance within the Sunni theological debate since the fifteenth century. … The target audience is primarily students in religious studies already familiar with the basic Sunni doctrines.” (Emin Poljarevic, Religious Studies Review, Vol. 42 (2), June, 2016)