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: The teachings of A mad al-Ghaz l changed the course of Persian Sufism forever, paving the way for luminaries such as R m, A r, and fi . Yet he remains a poorly understood thinker, with many treatises incorrectly attributed to him and conflicting accounts in the historiographical literature. This work provides the first examination of A mad al-Ghaz l and his work in Western scholarly literature. Joseph E. B. Lumbard seeks to ascertain the authenticity of works attributed to this author, trace the development of the dominant trends in the biographical literature, and reconstruct the life and times of A mad al-Ghaz l with particular attention to his relationship with his more famous brother, Ab Hamid al-Ghaz l . Lumbard s findings revolutionize our understanding of A mad al-Ghaz l writings, allowing for focus on his central teachings regarding Divine Love and the remembrance of God."