Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Islamic scholar Al-Ghazali, one of the most significant and influential philosophers of the Middle Ages.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of Al-Ghazali, a major philosopher and theologian of the late 11th century. Born in Persia, he was one of the most prominent intellectuals of his age, working in such centres of learning as Baghdad, Damascus and Jerusalem. He is now seen as a key figure in the development of Islamic thought, not just refining the theology of Islam but also building on the existing philosophical tradition inherited from the ancient Greeks.
Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic Philosophy at the LMU in Munich
Professor of Islamic History at Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities
Professor of Arabic Studies at the University of Exeter
Producer: Victoria Brignell.
LINKS AND FURTHER READING
Al-Ghazali (trans. M. E. Marmura), The Incoherence of the Philosophers (Brigham Young University, 2002)
Al-Ghazali (trans. R. J. McCarthy), Freedom and Fulfillment: An annotated translation of Al-Ghazali al-Munqidh min al-Dalāl and other relevant works of Al-Ghazali (Twayne Publishers, 1980)
Richard M. Frank, Creation and the Cosmic System: Al-Ghazali and Avicenna (C. Winter, 1992)
Richard M. Frank, Al-Ghazali and the Ash‘arite School (Duke University Press, 1994)
Frank Griffel, Al-Ghazali’s Philosophical Theology (Oxford University Press, 2012)
Sebastian Gunther (ed.), Ideas, Images, and Methods of Portrayal: Insights into Classical Arabic Literature and Islam (Brill, 2005)
M. E. Marmura, Probing in Islamic Philosophy: Studies In The Philosophies Of Ibn Sina (Global Academic Publishing, 2004)
Parviz Morewedge (ed.), Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism (Caravan Books, 1981)
Eric Ormsby, Ghazali: The Revival of Islam (Oneworld Publications, 2007)
F. Shehadi, Ghazali’s Unique Unknowable God (E. J. Brill, 1964)
Margaret Smith, Al-Ghazali, The Mystic: A Study of the Life and Personality of Abu Hamid Muhammad Al-Tusi Al-Ghazali, (Luzac & Co, 1944)
W. Montgomery Watt, Muslim Intellectual: A Study of al-Ghazali (Edinburgh University Press, 1963)
W. Montgomery Watt, The Faith and Practice of Al-Ghazali (First published 1951, Oneworld Publications, 1995)
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