Dallal, A. 2002, "Ghazali and the Perils of Interpretation", in Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 122, no. 4, pp. 773--787. American Oriental Society.
Dallal, A. (2002). Ghazali and the Perils of Interpretation. Journal of the American Oriental Society, 122 (4) , 773--787. American Oriental Society.
Dallal, Ahmad. 2002. "Ghazali and the Perils of Interpretation." In Journal of the American Oriental Society, 122 , no. 4: 773--787. American Oriental Society.
Dallal, Ahmad. "Ghazali and the Perils of Interpretation." Journal of the American Oriental Society. 122.4 (2002): 773--787.
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  source = {jstor},
  ISSN = {0003-0279},
  abstract = {In his book, Al-Ghazali and the Asharite School, Richard Frank argues that al-Ghazali was critical of traditional Asharite theology and that his own theological views were greatly influenced by philosophical cosmologies and notions of causal determinism. Frank also argues that al-Ghazali chose to conceal his real theological views by manipulating language, and by deliberately using a traditional religious idiom to introduce his own unconventional ideas. However, it rather appears that there is, in the various writings of al-Ghazali, a consistent ideological and epistemological commitment to traditional Asharism. In particular, al-Ghazali was committed to the general Asharite objective of securing an authoritative role for the rational faculties against the Batiniyya who reject this authority, while at the same time avoiding the subordination of scriptural authority to human reason. The ambivalence or possible ambiguity in al-Ghazali's writings is a result of his systematic attempt to reconcile intertwined and at times conflicting epistemologies and systems of knowledge.},
  author = {Dallal, Ahmad},
  copyright = {Copyright 2002 American Oriental Society},
  group = {Review Articles},
  journal = {Journal of the American Oriental Society},
  jstor_articletype = {Book Review},
  jstor_date = {200210/200212},
  jstor_formatteddate = {Oct. - Dec., 2002},
  month = {oct},
  number = {4},
  pages = {773--787},
  publisher = {American Oriental Society},
  reviewedauthor_1 = {Frank, Richard M.},
  reviewedwork_1 = {Al-Ghazali and the Asharite School},
  title = {Ghazali and the Perils of Interpretation},
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  volume = {122},
  year = {2002},