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Islamic Theology

Traditionalism and Rationalism

Binyamin Abrahamov

The principal theological struggle in Islam has taken place between traditionalist and rationalist theologians. Assessing materials from the 3rd/9th century to the 10th/16th century, Professor Abrahamov focuses on the foundations of both traditionalism and rationalism, the arguments which the two tendencies used against each other and the compromises reached. This is a ground-breaking study by a renowned scholar and writer.


An excellent book and would be much used on a variety of courses. There have in recent years appeared a number of books on Islamic theology which seek to set the subject off in a new direction, and this is definitely such a book.
- Oliver Leaman, Liverpool John Moores University