Publisher’s Summary: Available for the first time in the English language, this is a complete and annotated translation of a key work by the twelfth-century Muslim. The philosopher Averroes’ insistence that religion could be reasoned about and yet remain a valid experience shocked the Islamic world to its core, leading to. The first translation available in English of a key work by the twelfth-century Muslim philosopher Averroes, which reveals his controversial views.

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The line of demarcation between those parts of Scripture which may and those parts which may not be interpreted and should be accepted by the masses or common people at their face value, is clearly drawn by Averroes.

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Faith and Reason in Islam: Averroes’ Exposition of Religious Arguments

On the knowledge of Transcendence 54 5. That “miracle” in turn proves that the Koran is God’s word, which in turn proves that taith God is the Creator and that the creation points to God, just as the Koran says. Risalah Al- Wilayah, Vicegerency. That discovery was instrumental in launching Latin Scholasticism and, in due course, the European Renaissance of the fifteenth century.

Faith and Reason in Islam : Averroes’ Exposition of Religious Arguments (Ibn Rushd)

History of Philosophy in Islam. Man and His Destiny.

Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologica, opens with a chapter on the demonstration of God’s existence, followed by a discussion of God’s unity, His attributes and His transcendence or freedom from imperfection.


You submitted the following rating and review. Separate different tags with a comma. Account Options Sign in. The book is easy to read, as Averroes uses the classical approach to ontology and p The 12th-century philosopher Averroes, also known as The Commentator, explores the problems of interpreting religion. He has published several books and many articles on Western and Islamic philosophy, both in English and Arabic, and has lectured rfason Beirut and Canada.

Of his predecessors, only Al-Kindi d. Other editions – View all Faith and Reeason in Islam: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Open Preview See a Problem? His theory ofationality, along with others on language, justice and the interpretation ofeligious texts, is clearly presented here, in a work that provides the mostomprehensive picture available of Averroes’s great intellectual achievements.

Part rated it liked it Aug 26, He studied Arabic letters Adabjurisprudence FiqhKalam, medicine and philosophy with a number of teachers, some of whose names are given in the sources.

Faith and Reason in Islam: Averroes’ Exposition of Religious Arguments by Ibn Rushd

Acknowledged as the leading transmitter of Aristotelian th ought, Averroes also held controversial views about the re lationship between faith and reason, faitn that religion should not be allowed to impose limits on the exercise of rational thought.

It follows that God knows an entity when it comes to exist or ceases to afith as He wills it to exist or to cease to exist. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem. His approach also leaves the door open to progress: Trivia About Faith and Reason Subjects Islam and philosophy.


Introduction by Majid Fakhry. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude islsm profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. The second rule is that Scripture, which addresses the three classes of men, the learned, the theologians and the common people, actually uses the three corresponding methods of proof, the demonstrative, the dialectical, and the rhetorical, to ensure that the intention of the lawgiver im understood by them all.

Describe the connection issue. Suitable both for scholars and interested readers, this unique text proves that today’s disputes between religion, reason, and science are far from a new phenomenon.

View all 4 comments. His theory of rationality, along with others on language, justice and the interpretation of religious texts, is clearly presented here, in a work that provides the most comprehensive picture available of Averroes’s great intellectual achievements.

Al-Ghazali and the Qur’an. The Closing of the Muslim Mind. Averroes died in Marrakesh, Morocco. These Latin translations early in that century caused a genuine intellectual stir in learned circles and laid the ground for the rise of Latin Scholasticism, one of the glories of European thought in the later Middle Ages. Averroes on Plato’s “Republic”.

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However, Averroes disagrees with both sects regarding the mode of predicating them of God. Series Great Islamic writings. Youcef Icev rated it really liked it Aug 19, Imam al Ghazali on the Foundations of Aqeedah.