God and Logic in Islam

God and Logic in Islam : The Caliphate of Reason

God and Logic in Islam

by Jonathan A. C. Brown

 

God and Logic in Islam by Jonathan A. C. Brown

God and Logic in Islam : The Caliphate of Reason

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.

God and Logic in Islam : The Caliphate of Reason
  • Format: Paperback | 228 pages
  • Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 13mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 19 Sep 2013
  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations note: 3 Line drawings, unspecified
  • ISBN10: 1107641098
  • ISBN13: 9781107641099
  • Bestsellers rank: 56,703
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