The Formation of Hanbalism: Piety into Power

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Routledge, 2002 M04 25 - 224 pages
Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (d. 855) was the eponymous founder of a school of law, and an influential intellectual who led the Baghdadi masses during the Inquisition. Owing to his status as a jurist, to the religious ideas he propounded and to his model way of life, he is perceived as one of the pivotal figures in the history of Islam and a revered hero to th
 

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Contents

lntroduction
1
Private Life
22
The Formation of the Hanbali School
72
Mihna
114
Epilogue
159
Notes
165
Bibliography
195
Indexes
203
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Nimrod Hurvitz teaches in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

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