Ikhwan al-Safa‪'‬

A Brotherhood of Idealists on the Fringe of Orthodox Islam

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Publisher Description

The Ikhwan Al- Safa' or Brethren of Purity were a highly secretive group of tenth-century Shi'ite thinkers, their identities remaining unclear even today. Renowned for creating the legendary Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa, an encyclopedia of philosophical sciences, they proposed a coherent intellectual system that sought to reconcile human reasoning with prophetic revelation.

This fascinating survey provides a clear, objective and innovative introduction to the Brethren of Purity and their encyclopedic project, showing its critical place in the history of Arabic science, philosophy and literature.

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
RELEASED
2012
December 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
Oneworld Publications
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
1.2
MB

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