Islamic Humanism

Islamic Humanism

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by Lenn E. Goodman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195189140

ISBN-13: 9780195189148

Pub. Date: 09/29/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book is an attempt to explain how, in the face of increasing religious authoritarianism in medieval Islamic civilization, some Muslim thinkers continued to pursue essentially humanistic, rational, and scientific discourses in the quest for knowledge, meaning, and values. Drawing on a wide range of Islamic writings, from love poetry to history to philosophical

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This book is an attempt to explain how, in the face of increasing religious authoritarianism in medieval Islamic civilization, some Muslim thinkers continued to pursue essentially humanistic, rational, and scientific discourses in the quest for knowledge, meaning, and values. Drawing on a wide range of Islamic writings, from love poetry to history to philosophical theology, Goodman shows that medieval Islam was open to individualism, occasional secularism, skepticism, even liberalism.

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ISBN-13:
9780195189148
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/29/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
0.10(w) x 0.10(h) x 0.10(d)

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