'...the great contribution of this collection is that it makes these very valuable studies accessible to scholars who would otherwise have to spend considerable time and effort in locating some of them. Dimitri Gutas has done a fine job of organizing the articles into relevant themes and topics...Gutas is also to be commended for overseeing the production of the two exhaustive indexes [...] which make the fifteen articles searchable and enhance their usability for scholars of Islamic studies.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 'Professor Gutas has done an exemplary job of organizing the wide-ranging interests of Frank... The value of this collection is in its gathering of Frank's disparate papers that were published in a wide range of journals that will tax the most well-stocked research library... This volume has the added bonus of having 'an intellectual biography - a memoir' of the author that Gutas has generously provided. This is as important a piece of writing as any that Frank has written, as it serves as 'the glue' that holds these disparate papers together, and gives a nuanced dimension to the volumes as singular body of work... Overall the volume is of immense value for students of Islamic philosophy, theology, and especially Sunni kalam.' Journal of Islamic Philosophy
About the Author
Richard M. Frank is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures, at the Catholic University of America, USA.