Ethico-Religious Concepts in the Qur’an

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Author:Toshihiko Izutsu
Publisher:Islamic Book Trust
Pages:332
Printed: Malaysia
ISBN: 983-9154-55-9
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
Weight: 508
Description from the Publisher: A revelation of the guiding spirit of the Islamic moral code.

In the Ethico-Religious Concepts in the Qur’├ín Toshihiko Izutsu analyzes the guiding spirit of the Islamic moral code, the basic ethical relationship of man to God. Izutsu asserts that, according to the Qur’anic conception, God is of an ethical nature and acts upon man in an ethical way. The resulting implications for man are enormous, requiring devotion not merely to God but to living one’s life ethically. Izutsu shows that for the Qur’an our ethical response to God’s actions is religion itself; it is at the same time both ethics and religion. Izutsu explores these themes by employing ethnolinguistics, a theory of the interrelations between linguistic cultural patterns, to analyse the semantic structure of major concepts in the Quar’an.

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