Tuesday, November 09, 2010

New book on Toshihiko Izutsu

Just published: Japanese Contribution to Islamic Studies: The Legacy of Toshihiko Izutsu Interpreted, ed. Anis Malik Thoha (Kuala Lumpur: IIUM Press, 2010). ISBN: 978-967-5272-63-9.

I have never quite understood the relationship between Toshihiko Izutsu and Traditionalism, and this new collection may hold some of the answers to that question. It is the proceedings of a 2008 conference held in Kuala Lumpur, with 19 articles, including:

  • "The Place of Mulla Sadra's Kitāb Al-Mashāʻir in Izutsu's Philosophy" (Shigeru Kamada)
    "Reconsidering Izutsu in a Post-Postmodern Framework" (Janan Izadi and Ahad Faramarz Gharamaleki)
  • "God and Man in the Works of Toshihiko Izutsu" (Ibrahim Abu Bakar)
  • "Communicating Pure Consciousness Events: Using Izutsu to Address a Problem in the Philosophy of Mysticism" (Sajjad H. Rizvi)
  • "The Significance of Izutsu’s Legacy for Comparative Religion" (Kojiro Nakamura)
  • "The Legacy of Toshihiko Izutsu in Turkey: Application of Semantics in Contemporary Qur’anic Studies" (Necmettin Gökkir)


richard said...

where can this book be purchased? it doesn't appear on the regular booksites.

Crux said...

The book is available here:

amta64 said...

To purchase this book, kindly contact AIDA MELLY BT. TAN MUTALIB, Assistant Director (Marketing), IIUM Press, at