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The Koran

Keith Ward

in Religion and Creation

Published in print June 1996 | ISBN: 9780198263937
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682681 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263937.003.0003
The Koran

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This chapter discusses a Muslim view of God as expounded by Mohammed Iqbal, one of the most renowned 20th-century poet-philosophers of Islam. Iqbal set out to construct a Muslim doctrine of God and creation that would be free of the classical, Greek philosophical influences which had marked the work of the great medieval Muslim philosophers. His claim is that the central message of the Koran is the spiritual nature of reality, coupled with an urgent insistence upon the unitary nature of reality. According to the chapter, Iqbal's threefold God, who is the Infinite, the Cosmic Ego or Self, and the creative coworker with and guide of finite selves, by no means reflects the Christian doctrine of the Trinity exactly.

Keywords: The Koran; Muslim; Mohammed Iqbal; Trinity; creation; God

Chapter.  7584 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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