God and Logic in Islam : The Caliphate of Reason (Hardcover)

Author: Walbridge, John

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


Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521195348
SKU 216796342
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521195349
Release Date 11/1/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 0.75T
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Editors Note "This book investigates the central role of reason in Islamic intellectual life. Despite widespread characterization of Islam as a system of belief based only on revelation, John Walbridge argues that rational methods, not fundamentalism, have characterized Islamic law, philosophy and education since the medieval period. His research demonstrates that this medieval Islamic rational tradition was opposed by both modernists and fundamentalists, resulting in a general collapse of traditional Islamic intellectual life and its replacement by more modern but far shallower forms of thought. However, the resources of this Islamic scholarly tradition remain an integral part of the Islamic intellectual tradition and will prove vital to its revival. The future of Islam, Walbridge argues, will be marked by a return to rationalism"--
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