Persia is home to one of the few civilizations in the world that has had a continuous tradition of philosophical thought for over two and a half millennia. We have devoted the third volume of our five volume series, AN ANTHOLOGY OF PHILOSOPHY IN PERSIA, to Islamic philosophical theology as it developed in the Middle Ages. We have presented in this volume major figures, their works and distinctive philosophical Schools of theology (Kalam).
Among the definitive masters of both Shi'i and Sunni theologians who are prominently represented here are Al-Ghazzali and Fakhr al-Din Al-Razi. Important selections from both Shi'i and Sunni theological schools such as Muslim rationalists ( Mu'tazilite) and orthodox theologians (Ash'arites) are included in the volume, many of which have never before been available in translation in the West until now.*
From I.B. Tauris