Ethics: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199803903

Category: Social Science

Page: 24

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

On Disciplining the Soul

Author: Ghazzālī

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780946621422

Category: Religion

Page: 277

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The spiritual life in Islam begins with riyadat al-nafs, the inner warfare against the ego. Distracted and polluted by worldliness, the lower self has a tendency to drag the human creature down into arrogance and vice. Only by a powerful effort of will can the sincere worshipper achieve the purity of soul which enables him to attain God's proximity. This translation of two chapters from The Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya' 'Ulum al-Din) details the sophisticated spiritual techniques adopted by classical Islam. In the first step, On Disciplining the Soul, which cites copious anecdotes from the Islamic scriptures and biographies of the saints, Ghazali explains how to acquire good character traits, and goes on to describe how the sickness of the heart may be cured. In the second part, Breaking the Two Desires, he focusses on the question of gluttony and sexual desire, concluding, in the words of the Prophet, that 'the best of all matters is the middle way'. The translator has added an introduction and notes which explore Ghazali's ability to make use of Greek as well as Islamic ethics. The work will prove of special interest to those interested in Sufi mysticism, comparative ethics, and the question of sexuality in Islam.

Algebra

Einführung in die Galoistheorie

Author: Gernot Stroth

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110290715

Category: Mathematics

Page: 331

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The expanded and revised new edition of this text offers an elegant and coherent introduction to the material covered in a university-level algebra course. The solving of systems of equations is a central and unifying approach in the work. The textbook presents the interconnections between group theory, ring theory, and algebraic field theory, and reference to practical applications help to further understanding.

Buddha sprach

die Herausforderungen des Lebens annehmen

Author: Osho

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442217243

Category:

Page: 768

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Über die Ewigkeit der Welt

Author: John Philoponus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782503519371

Category: Cosmology

Page: 583

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Die Schrift 'De aeternitate mundi' des Johannes Philoponos (circa 490 - circa 575), entstanden nach 529, ist die wichtigste und umfangreichste christliche Stellungnahme der Antike, die den Glauben an die Erschaffung der Welt 'aus Nichts' und deren zeitlichen Anfang verteidigt und begründet. Es handelt sich um eine Widerlegung der 18 Argumente des Neuplatonikers Proclus (gestorben 485) für die Ewigkeit der Welt. Mittels wissenschaftlicher Methodik emanzipiert sich christliches Denken in den Debatten der heidnischen Philosophenschule Alexandriens von den Autoritäten Plato und Aristoteles. Die methodische Präzision ist bis dahin unerreicht, die Gesichtspunkte sind häufig neu, als philosophiegeschichtliche Fundgrube ist der Text unerschöpflich. Die Diskussionen um die Ewigkeit der Welt in der arabischen Philosophie und im lateinischen Mittelalter fußen in der Sache weitestgehend auf dieser Schrift. Damit liegt nach dem Kommentar zum biblischen Schöpfungsbericht ('De opificio mundi') nun ein zweites epochales Werk des Johannes Philoponos zum ersten Mal ins Deutsche übersetzt vor. Die ersten beiden Bände, die die Argumente 1-5 enthalten, eröffnen die sechsbändige, sukkzesiv erscheinende Ausgabe.