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al-Juwaynī

  • Jan Thiele
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1151-5_609-1

Abstract

Abū l-Maʿālī al-Juwaynī is considered as the last important representative of so-called “early” (or “classical”) Ashʿarism, a school of Sunni “rational theology” (kalām). He was the teacher of the famous Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī, with whom Ashʿarism entered a new phase and increasingly came under the influence of Avicennian philosophy. Yet the introduction of “philosophical” ideas into the doctrinal system of Ashʿarism was to some extent anticipated by al-Juwaynī: not only did he engage with the ideas of his opponents in kalām theology, but also with those of the falāsifa.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro de Ciencias Humanas y SocialesConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasMadridSpain