The Formative Period of Islamic Thought

Pages: 442
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld Academic

The Formative Period of Islamic Thought

W. Montgomery Watt

This landmark book describes the course of religious thinking within Islam from the death of the Prophet Muhammad in 632, to 950.
9781851681525 (5 Feb 1998)
RRP £35.00 / US$51.00

The Book

This text gives a formative account of the development of Islamic thought from the death of Muhammad in 632, to 950. It demonstrates how various religions and political movements within Islam contributed to what has become standard form, including the positive contribution of sects later regarded as heretical, and the key interaction of religion and politics. Drawing on many previously unresearched Arabic sources, it presents a comprehensive, balanced and clear picture of the main lines of philosophical development in this important period.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 442
Imprint Oneworld Academic


About the Author

William Montogmery Watt is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of over thirty books and has done much to create a more positive attitude towards Islam in the West.

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