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Shi'i Doctrine, Mu'tazili Theology
al-Sharif al-Murtada and Imami Discourse
Hussein Ali Abdulsater
This book presents the contribution of al-Sharif al-Murtada (d. 1044) of Baghdad, the thinker most responsible for this irreversible change, which remains central to Imami identity. It analyses his intellectual project and establishes the dynamic context which prompted him to pour the old wine of Shi'i doctrine into the new wineskin of systematic Mu'tazili theology.…
Professor Li Guo, in the Department of Classics and the Program in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies had an interview recently published in a major Chinese newspaper on the current state of Arabic-Islamic Studies in the West.