Anthropomorphic Depictions of God: The Concept of God in Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Traditions: Representing the Unrepresentable

Zulfiqar Ali Shah

Published by International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), 2012
ISBN 10: 1565645758 / ISBN 13: 9781565645752
Used / Paperback / Quantity Available: 0
From Books Express (Kittery, ME, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 1565645758

About this title:

Synopsis: This monumental study examines issues of anthropomorphism in the three Abrahamic Faiths, as viewed through the texts of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the Qur an. Throughout history Christianity and Judaism have tried to make sense of God. While juxtaposing the Islamic position against this, the author addresses the Judeo-Christian worldview and how each has chosen to framework its encounter with God, to what extent this has been the result of actual scripture and to what extent the product of theological debate, or church decrees of later centuries and absorption of Hellenistic philosophy. Shah also examines Islam s heavily anti-anthropomorphic stance and Islamic theological discourse on Tawhid as well as the Ninety-Nine Names of God and what these have meant in relation to Muslim understanding of God and His attributes. Describing how these became the touchstone of Muslim discourse with Judaism and Christianity he critiques theological statements and perspectives that came to dilute if not counter strict monotheism. As secularism debates whether God is dead, the issue of anthropomorphism has become of immense importance. The quest for God, especially in this day and age, is partly one of intellectual longing. To Shah, anthropomorphic concepts and corporeal depictions of the Divine are perhaps among the leading factors of modern atheism. As such he ultimately draws the conclusion that the postmodern longing for God will not be quenched by pre-modern anthropomorphic and corporeal concepts of the Divine which have simply brought God down to this cosmos, with a precise historical function and a specified location, reducing the intellectual and spiritual force of what God is and represents, causing the soul to detract from a sense of the sacred and thereby belief in Him.

About the Author: Zulfiqar Ali Shah holds a Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Wales, UK and an M.A. (Hons) in Islamic Studies with specialization in Comparative Religions from the International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He has taught at both the latter university as well as the University of Wales and the University of North Florida and is proficient in five languages including English, Arabic, and Urdu. Dr. Shah has been actively involved in interfaith and intra-faith dialogue for over 25 years and has served multiple Muslim communities in North America as their religious director and a number of Muslim organizations such as ICNA as their national president. Currently Secretary General of the Fiqh Council of North America and Religious Director of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dr. Shah is a renowned speaker invited internationally to speak on comparative religion, theology, Islam, the Qur an, Hadith, comparative Fiqh (Law), mysticism, Islamic civilization, the Abrahamic religions and contemporary issues. He is the author of a number of scholarly articles and books including Astronomical Calculations and Ramadan: A Fiqhi Discourse.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Anthropomorphic Depictions of God: The ...
Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Zulfiqar Ali Shah
Published by International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) (2012)
ISBN 10: 1565645758 ISBN 13: 9781565645752
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), 2012. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 1565645758_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 48.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Shah, Zulfiqar Ali
Published by IIIT 2012-08-21 (2012)
ISBN 10: 1565645758 ISBN 13: 9781565645752
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
LowKeyBooks
(Sumas, WA, U.S.A.)

Book Description IIIT 2012-08-21, 2012. Paperback. Condition: As New. Item is in new condition. Seller Inventory # DS-1565645758-11

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 48.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Shah, Zulfiqar Ali
Published by IIIT (2012)
ISBN 10: 1565645758 ISBN 13: 9781565645752
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description IIIT, 2012. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 764 pages. 8.80x6.00x2.40 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1565645758

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 61.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.72
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds