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The first detailed study of Islamic theodicy, the book points out distinctively Islamic formulations and solutions of the problem of the best of all possible worlds" and shows where they coincide with Western versions, such as that of Leibniz.

Originally published in 1984.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Principal Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. xiii-2
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-31
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  1. 1. The Perfect Rightness of the Actual
  2. pp. 32-91
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  1. 2. The Disputants and Their Works
  2. pp. 92-134
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  1. 3. Divine Power and Possibility
  2. pp. 135-181
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  1. 4. Creation as "Natural Necessity"
  2. pp. 182-216
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  1. 5. The Problem of the Optimum
  2. pp. 217-258
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 259-265
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  1. Appendix. Types of Possibility
  2. pp. 266-270
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 271-296
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 297-310
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400856336
MARC Record
OCLC
889250660
Pages
328
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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