Jan Thiele (ILC) coeditor del libto “Philosophical Theology in Islam”

Jan Thiele (ILC, CCHS-CSIC) is co-editor, along with Ayman Shihadeh (SOAS University of London), of the volume Philosophical Theology in Islam: Later Ashʿarism East and West, published by Brill.

Philosophical Theology in Islam studies the later history of the Ashʿarī school of theology through in-depth probings of its thought, sources, scholarly networks and contexts. Starting with a review of al-Ghazālī’s role in the emergence of post-Avicennan philosophical theology, the book offers a series of case studies on hitherto unstudied texts by the towering thinker Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī as well as specific philosophical and theological topics treated in his works. Studies furthermore shed light on the transmission and reception of later Ashʿarī doctrines in periods and regions that have so far received little scholarly attention. This book is the first exploration of the later Ashʿarī tradition across the medieval and early-modern period through a trans-regional perspective. It pushes the frontiers of the field in several directions and amply illustrate the richness of this area of research.

The volume includes contributions by Peter Adamson (LMU Munich), Asad Q. Ahmed (University of California, Berkeley), Fedor Benevich (LMU Munich), Xavier Casassas Canals (University of Salzburg/UNED), Jon Hoover (University of Nottingham), Bilal Ibrahim (Brooklyn College, City University of New York), Andreas Lammer (Trier University), Reza Pourjavady (University of Tübingen), Harith Ramli (Edge Hill University), Ulrich Rudolph (University of Zurich), Meryem Sebti (CNRS), Delfina Serrano-Ruano (ILC, CCHS-CSIC), Ayman Shihadeh (SOAS University of London), Aaron Spevack (Harvard University), and Jan Thiele (ILC, CCHS-CSIC).

Ayman Shihadeh, DPhil, is an intellectual historian of the pre-modern Islamic world. His publications include The Teleological Ethics of Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī (Brill, 2006) and Doubts on Avicenna (Brill, 2015). He is Editor-in-Chief of BSOAS and Section Editor for Philosophy and Theology on the Encyclopaedia of Islam.

Jan Thiele, Ph.D. (2012), is a scholar in Islamic intellectual history based at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid. He has published monographs and articles on medieval rational theology, including Theologie in der jemenitischen Zaydiyya (Brill, 2013). He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Intellectual History of the Islamicate World.


Philosophical Theology in Islam: Later Ashʿarism East and West. Edited by: Ayman Shihadeh and Jan Thiele. Leiden: Brill, 2020 - (Islamicate Intellectual History, 5). ISBN: 978-90-04-42660-3


Link to the book: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004426610