Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1976. First Edition. Octavo. Item #014640
446p. index. Perhaps the first and most important study on the issue of God's speech in the Quran. Were the words co-eternal with God or were they created? He begins with the issues on which Islamic scholars have been divided. His extensive study of the works of Abd al-Jabbar then is divided into logic, cosmology, anthropology, theodicy and its importance for modern Islamic thought. From the library of TER Recensvi with his stamp on front endpaper. Bound in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt, corners slightly bumped. A scarce item published in only a few hundred copies most of which are in libraries.