Religious Studies

Māturīdī Theology

A Bilingual Reader
Edited by Lejla Demiri, Philip Dorroll, and Dale J. Correa

[Māturīdī-Theologie. Eine zweisprachige Textedition.]

2022. XI, 246 pages.

Sapientia Islamica 4

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Despite its status as one of the great traditions of Islamic thought, the Māturīdī school and its major texts have remained largely inaccessible to a Western audience. As the first reader of Māturīdī theology ever produced in a Western language, this volume meets an urgent need among scholars and general readers.
Despite its status as one of the great traditions of Sunni Islamic systematic theology, the Māturīdī school and its major texts have remained largely inaccessible to a Western audience. As the first reader of Māturīdī theology ever produced in a Western language, this volume meets an urgent need among scholars and general readers. It features selections ranging from the founder, Abū Manṣūr al-Māturīdī, to key texts from the broader Māturīdī tradition up to the 18th century. Each selection includes the original Arabic text and an annotated English translation, preceded by a short introduction. The volume's structure mirrors the classical compendia of Islamic systematic theology, known as kalām , exploring questions of Epistemology and Ontology; Metaphysics; Prophethood; Faith, Knowledge and Acts; and Free Will, Predestination, and the Problem of Evil.
Survey of contents
Introduction
Dale J. Correa: An Overview of the Current Scholarship on Māturīdī Kalām in Arabic, Persian and European Languages − Philip Dorroll: Māturīdī Studies in Turkish: Historical Outline and Main Contributions − Lejla Demiri: Introducing the Volume

Part I: Epistemology and Ontology
Hureyre Kam: Dual Epistemology: Abū Man ṣūr al-Māturīdī (d. 333/944), Kitāb al-Tawḥīd − Mürteza Bedir: Reason and Revelation: Abū Salama Mu ḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Samarqandī (c. 4 th /10 th century), Jumal uṣūl al-dīn and Mu ḥammad ibn Yaḥyā al-Bushāghirī (c. 4th/10th century), Sharḥ Jumal uṣūl al-dīn − Sümeyye Parıldar: Mental and Extra-Mental Existence: Ismail Gelenbevi (d. 1205/1791), Risāla fī l-wujūd al-dhihnī

Part II: Metaphysics
Angelika Brodersen: Divine Attributes: Abū Shakūr al-Sālimī (c. 5 th /11 th century), al-Tamhīd fī bayān al-tawḥīd − Lejla Demiri: God and Creation: ʿUbaydullāh al-Samarqandī (d. 701/1301), al-ʿAqīda al-rukniyya fī sharḥ lā ilāha ill Allāh Muḥammad Rasūl Allāh

Part III: Prophethood
Hülya Alper: Proofs for Prophethood: Abū l-Mu ʿīn al-Nasafī (d. 508/1115), al-Tamhīd li-qawāʿid al-tawḥīd − Harith Ramli: Prophethood and Divine Wisdom: Jalāl al-Dīn al-Khabbāzī (d. 691/1292), al-Hādī fī uṣūl al-dīn

Part IV: Faith, Knowledge and Acts
Kayhan Özaykal: Human Nature and Knowledge of God: Abū Man ṣūr al-Māturīdī (d. 333/944), Taʾwīlāt al-Qurʾān − Dale J. Correa: The Intellect as Instrument of Knowledge: Abū l-Yusr al-Bazdawī (d. 493/1100), Uṣūl al-dīn − Najah Nadi: The Nature of Faith: Sa ʿd al-Dīn Masʿūd ibn ʿUmar al-Taftāzānī (d. 792/1390), Sharḥ al-Maqāṣid

Part V: Free Will, Predestination and the Problem of Evil
Racha El Omari: Divine Justice: Abū l-Qāsim al-Balkhī/al-Ka ʿbī (d. 319/931), ʿUyūn al-masāʾil wa-l-jawābāt − Philip Dorroll: Knowledge and Free Will: Abū Man ṣūr al-Māturīdī (d. 333/944), Kitāb al-Tawḥīd − Philipp Bruckmayr: Knowledge of Good and Evil: ʿUbaydullāh ibn Masʿūd Ṣadr al-Sharīʿa al-Thānī al-Maḥbūbī al-Bukhārī (d. 747/1346), al-Tawḍīḥ fī ḥall ghawāmiḍ al-Tanqīḥ fī uṣūl al-fiqh − Tim Winter: Evil and Divine Wisdom: Shams al-Dīn A ḥmad ibn Kamāl/Kemalpaşazade (d. 940/1534), Risāla fī bayān al-ḥikma li-ʿadam nisbat al-sharr ilayhi taʿālā
Authors/Editors

Lejla Demiri Born 1975; Professor of Islamic Doctrine at the Centre for Islamic Theology, University of Tübingen (Germany).
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8217-9953

Philip Dorroll Born 1985; 2013 PhD, Emory University; 2013−18 Assistant Professor of Religion at Wofford College in South Carolina, USA; since 2020 Associate Professor of Religion.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3403-6154

Dale J. Correa Born 1984; 2014 PhD, New York University; since 2014 Middle Eastern Studies Librarian and since 2017 History Coordinator for The University of Texas Libraries; currently Mellon Fellow for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage with the Rare Book School, Charlottesville.
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6480-9034

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