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By Christopher Melchert

Christopher Melchert examines the forefather of the fourth of the 4 valuable Sunni faculties of jurisprudence, the Hanbali. Upholding the view that the Qur'an was once uncreated and the direct note of God, Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780-855) proposal that the holy textual content might be learn actually, rejecting any threat for metaphorical or revisionist interpretation. Melchert assesses the significance of ibn Hanbal's teachings and analyses their relevance in glossy Sunni Islam.

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