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  • In his Creed for Nizâm al-Mulk, al-Juwaynî explains the Ash™arite understanding of the modalities.

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  • While al-Ghazâlî's determinist cosmology is a radical but faithful interpretation of the Ash™arite tenet of divine pre-determination, the way al-Ghazâlî writes about it in his Revival and later works violates other principles of Ash™arism and has led to much confusion among modern interpreters.

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  • Ash™arite kalâm developed an understanding that is closer to our modern view of the modalities as referring to synchronic alternative states of affairs.

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  • Ash™arite kalâm pursued the notion that God is the particularizing agent

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  • Al-Ghazâlî's understanding of the modalities developed in the context of Ash™arite kalâm and does not share the statistical model of Aristotle and Avicenna.

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  • In Marmura's view, al-Ghazâlî never deviated from occasionalism, while he sometimes expressed his opinions in ambiguous language that mocked philosophical parlance, probably in order to lure followers of falsâfa into the Ash™arite occasionalist camp.

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  • Brassiers bee a hole diffrunt fing too hate, an I hates it, arite.

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  • But such an implication was unacceptable for those holding the standard understanding of divine omnipotence, which al-GhazālÄ« and other philosophers of the Ash™arite theological tradition thought to be essential to kalām.

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  • The significance of Ash ` arite Kalām in Islamic thought, besides the role it played as the opponent of philosophy and therefore the force that often caused the philosophers to take particular positions and an - swer particular questions, was its development of the theory of atomism already begun by the Mu ` tazilites.

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  • Ash ` arite theologians, with a few exceptions like al -

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