Anthropomorphism in Islam : the challenge of traditionalism (700-1350)
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Anthropomorphism in Islam : the challenge of traditionalism (700-1350) / Livnat Holtzman.
|Main author:||Holtzman, Livnat, 1965- (Author)|
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Previously issued in print: 2018.
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|Summary:||More than any other issue in Islamic theology, anthropomorphism (tashbih) stood at the heart of many theological debates, and was mostly discussed within the circles of traditionalist Islam. The way a scholar interpreted the anthropomorphic descriptions of God in the Qur'an or the Hadith (for instance, God's hand, God's laughter or God's sitting on the heavenly throne) often reflected his political and social stature, as well as his theological affinity.|