A Comprehensive, Annotated, and Indexed Bibliography of the Modern Scholarship on Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī (544/1150—606/1210)


The study of Islamicate intellectual history has witnessed a rapid growth of scholarship on post-classical thinkers and especially on Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī (d. 1210 CE), one of the leading theologians and philosophers of his time. However, there is presently a lack of methodological tools and reference works in Rāzī studies. This book is the first bibliographical work entirely devoted to this thinker. It surveys the modern historiography on Rāzī from the nineteenth century onward and includes more than 1000 specialized entries written in European languages, Arabic, Persian, and Turkish. The bibliography also provides a preface, an introductory essay, annotations to the entries, and various indices to help students and experts navigate the complex field of Rāzī studies.

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Damien Janos (Ph.D. McGill University, 2009) was assistant professor at Trinity College Dublin (2016‒2018) and the University of Montreal (2018‒2022). He is presently conducting a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany. He has published extensively on the metaphysics and cosmology of Fārābī and Avicenna and more generally on the history of Arabic philosophy and science.

M. Fariduddin Attar is a PhD candidate at McGill University. His thesis discusses the reception of Avicenna’s emanation theory and cosmology by 11–12th century thinkers of the Islamic East (mashriq), especially Abū al-Barakāt al-Baghdādī and Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī.

1 Introduction
 1 Life and Career of Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī and His Place in the History of Islamic Thought
 2 A Survey of the Modern Scholarship on Rāzī
 3 Recent Trends and Controversial Issues in Rāzī Studies
 4 How to Use the Bibliography

2 Bibliography
 1 Reference Works and General Studies
 2 Life and Works, Corpus, and Intellectual Context
 3 Studies on Rāzian Manuscripts  4 Encyclopedism and Classification of the Sciences
 5 Linguistics, Grammar, and Nomenclature
 6 Logic, Poetics, and Rhetoric
 7 Physics and the Natural Sciences
 8 Medicine and Biology
 9 Astrology and the Occult Sciences
 10 Mathematical Sciences and Music
 11 Metaphysics
 12 Psychology, Noetics, and Soteriology
 13 Prophetology and Imamology
 14 Ethics, Politics, and Practical Philosophy
 15 Reason and Revelation, Epistemology, and Rāzī’s Method
 16 Exegesis and the Qurʾānic Sciences
 17 Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
 18 Sufism, Rites, and Devotions
 19 History, Doxography, Heresiography
 20 Rāzī’s Influence and Students
Index of Contributors to Modern Rāzian Scholarship
Index of Subjects and Disciplines
Index of Historical Figures and Authors
Index of Works by Rāzī
Undergraduate/graduate students and researchers working in the humanities, especially in Islamic Studies and Islamicate intellectual history.
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