Islamic Humanism

Islamic Humanism

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by Lenn E. Goodman
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195189148
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/29/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,267,083
Product dimensions:
0.10(w) x 0.10(h) x 0.10(d)

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