Publisher’s Summary: Available for the first time in the English language, this is a complete and annotated translation of a key work by the twelfth-century Muslim. The philosopher Averroes’ insistence that religion could be reasoned about and yet remain a valid experience shocked the Islamic world to its core, leading to. The first translation available in English of a key work by the twelfth-century Muslim philosopher Averroes, which reveals his controversial views.

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Faith and Reason in Islam Averroes’ Exposition of Religious Arguments

reasoj The first premise of this argument, as Averroes observes, is supposed to be the corollary of the thesis generally adhered to by the Mutakallimun that the world is made up of indivisible particles or atoms, which by nature are evanescent. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s erason Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

Always ship fast, and great books! How to write a great review. Wassim rated it liked it Dec 27, God and Humans in Islamic Thought.

As a result of this meeting, Averroes was asked to expound the works of Aristotle faiyh the use of the Caliph and was appointed religious judge qadi of Seville and shortly after chief judge of Cordova. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. However, Averroes disagrees with both sects regarding the mode of predicating them of God. International Journal of Shi’i Studies. Open to New Light.


Faith and Reason in Islam: Averroes’ Exposition of Religious Arguments by Ibn Rushd

Nathik rated it really liked it Aug 25, This single location in New South Wales: His theory of rationality, along with others on language, justice and the interpretation of religious texts, is clearly presented here, in a work that provides the most comprehensive picture available of Averroes’s great intellectual achievements. The line of demarcation between those parts of Scripture which may and those parts which may not be interpreted and should be accepted by the masses or common people at their face value, is clearly drawn by Averroes.

For example, if a chair-maker acts just like a robot, what would be the result of comparing God to a chair-maker if we are to prove God’s existence from intelligent design? Abu Abdelazeez rated it really liked it Oct 21, Through dialectic reasoning, he demonstrates the issue of overthinking the Qur’an, but also of taking it too literally.

Faith and Reason in Islam : Averroes’ Exposition of Religious Arguments (Ibn Rushd)

Averroes’ writings on philosophy, jurisprudence, theology, and medicine, which have all survived in Arabic or Hebrew and Latin translations, place him in the forefront of writers on these subjects in the world of medieval Islam and beyond. See if you have enough points for this item. This argument which goes back to the philosopher al-Kindi d. The inference here appears to be that the body is to the soul what the instrument or organ is to its user, as Plato had actually held. Suitable both for scholars and interested readers, this unique text proves that today’s disputes between religion, reason, and science are far from a new phenomenon.

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The various religious scriptures, however, disagree regarding the mode of such survival.

You submitted the following rating and review. The question of the duration of the world, which was at the center of Al-Ghazali’s islma on the Muslim Neoplatonists Al-Farabi and Avicenna, and beyond them Aristotle, gives Averroes the opportunity to counter Al-Ghazali’s arguments and reassert Aristotle’s thesis that the world is eternal and indestructible.

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Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn at-Tabataba’i. Born in Cordoba, Spain, and educated in Muslim religious, medical, and philosophical studies, he became the chief judge of Cordoba and later personal physician to two caliphs.

In the same year Averroes was exiled to Lucena, to the southeast of Cordova; though shortly after he was restored to favor. None of your libraries hold this item.

The first four chapters of the book are long-winded refutations of what Averroes considers to be attacks on the authority of Scripture. Describe the connection issue.

A common theme throughout his writings is reaskn there is no incompatibility between religion and philosophy when both are properly understood. Paperbackpages.