By Ian S. Markham
Modern Islamic thinkers are usually studied sociologically instead of as theologians. there are numerous available introductions to Christian theologians, yet only a few such experiences of Islamic thinkers. This publication, and this sequence, seeks to alter this example: providing new introductions to influential Islamic thinkers and interesting, on the point of rules, with the wealthy depths of latest Islamic theology. This publication introduces to the English-speaking international the major glossy Islamic philosopher acknowledged Nursi (1878-1960) - who has a few 9 million fans in modern-day Turkey and worldwide. After a gap bankruptcy that gives an outline of his lifestyles, the subsequent 4 chapters define the theology of Nursi on God, the Qur'an, the West and Politics. the ultimate part presents a useful source of readings from Nursi's most crucial writings. supplying an advent to a massive kind of Islam that is devoted to non-violence, discussion and optimistic relationships with the West, this is often the 1st scholar textbook to introduce a latest Islamic theologian in a scientific method.