Faith and Reason in Islam

Pages: 288
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld

Faith and Reason in Islam

Averroes' Exposition of Religious Arguments

Averroes

Translated by Ibrahim Najjar
Available for the first time in the English language, this is a complete and annotated translation of a key work by the twelth-century Muslim philosopher, Averroes
Paperback
9781851682638 (30 Jul 2001)
RRP £14.99 / US$28.95

The Book

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

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 288
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Ibrahim Najjar teaches philosophy and is Advisor to the Chancellor at the University of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. He ha published several books and many articles on Western and Islamic philosophy, in both English and Arabic.