Confessions, or Deliverance from Error

Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111 CE):
Munkidh min al-Dalal (Confessions, or Deliverance from Error), c. 1100 CE

Table of Contents

The Deliverance from Error
Quoth the Imam Ghazali
The Subterfuges of the Sophists
The Different Kinds of Seekers After Truth
The Aim of Scholastic Theology and Its Results
Concerning the Philosophical Sects and the Stigma of Infidelity Which Attaches to Them All
(1) the Materialists;
(2) the Naturalists;
(3) the Theists.
Divisions of the Philosophic Sciences
(1) Mathematics;
(2) Logic;
(3) Physics;
(4) Metaphysics;
(5) Political Science;
(6) Moral Philosophy.

The Reality of Inspiration: Its Importance for the Human Race

Source: From: Charles F. Horne, ed., The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, (New York: Parke, Austin, & Lipscomb, 1917), Vol. VI: Medieval Arabia, pp. 99-133. This was a reprint of The Confessions of al-Ghazali, trans. by Claud Field, (London: J. Murray, 1909)

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