Apostasie und Toleranz im Islam

Die Entwicklung zu al-Ġazālīs Urteil gegen die Philosophie und die Reaktionen der Philosophen

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Author: Frank Griffel
The judgement of apostasy on the last page of al-Ghazālī's Incoherence of the philosophers has long been considered as one of the key reasons for the decline of peripatetic philosophy in Islam. This study is an inquiry into the different elements of Islamic thought which led to al-Ghazālī's conviction that three important conclusions of peripatetic philosophy must be considered as heresy.
In its four parts, the volume describes the early usage of the judgement on apostates in Islam and the legal and theological developments, which led to its application against the secret apostates. It examines, how during the last decade of the 5th/11th century, the judgement could be turned against the philosophers. Finally the study determines the early effects of al-Ghazālī's judgement on the peripatetic philosophy both in the Mashriq and in al-Andalus.

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Frank Griffel, Ph.D. (1999) in Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin, is a Research Fellow at the Orient Institute of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft in Beirut. He has published a German translation al-Ġazālī über Rechtgläubigkeit und religiöse Toleranz (Zürich, 1998).
'...a major contribution to the history of Islamic thought…The work is very well documented by reference to a plethora of sources and secondary literature. It should be on the desk of every student of Islam.
Michael Schwarz, Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam, 2002.
All those interested in the history of peripatetic philosophy, its decline within the Islamic culture, the intellectual history of Islam, Islamic law and theology, and the emergence of an Ash‘arite tradition of philosophy.