God and Logic in Islam: The Caliphate of Reason

God and Logic in Islam: The Caliphate of Reason

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by John Walbridge
     
 

Investigates central role of reason in Islamic intellectual life, predicting rationalism will be vital to revival of Islamic intellectual culture.See more details below

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Investigates central role of reason in Islamic intellectual life, predicting rationalism will be vital to revival of Islamic intellectual culture.

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'This is a daring attempt to understand the role of reason in the Islamic intellectual tradition and to explain it in simple, lucid terms. Full of fresh insights.' Zafar Ishaq Ansari, International Islamic University

'This book is beautifully written and researched, deeply learned and contemplated by a fellow citizen of the 21st century who wishes to demonstrate that Islam is a reasonable mode of being human. This book demonstrates what should never have been doubted: that the venture of Islam - like the venture of Christianity or Buddhism or Judaism - has been enacted by none other than practising human beings who wish to know why they are 'here,' why they live, and why they suffer and to discover how they can live better while they are 'here.' The answers that are given are the results of human reason, but the language in which such answers are formed may be the language of science, the language of religion, the language of the enlightenment, the language of the church, or the language of Islam. This book goes some good and necessary distance in dispelling the current darkness, and I am grateful to its author for having written it.' Todd Lawson, University of Toronto

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107641099
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/19/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

John Walbridge is a Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University. He is the author of nine books on Islam and Arabic culture, including four books on Islamic philosophy, including The Wisdom of the Mystic East: Suhrawardi and Platonic Orientalism (2001) and Suhrawardi: The Philosophy of Illumination (with Hossein Ziai, 1999).

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