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Faith and Reason in Islam : Averroes' Exposition of Religious Arguments - Averroes

Faith and Reason in Islam

Averroes' Exposition of Religious Arguments

By: Averroes, Ibrahim Najjar (Translator)

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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.

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
On proving God's existencep. 16
On God's unityp. 39
On [God's] attributesp. 45
On the knowledge of Transcendencep. 54
On the knowledge of God's actionsp. 78
The first question: on the creation of the worldp. 78
The second question: on commissioning messengersp. 92
The third question: on divine decree and predestinationp. 105
The fourth question: on divine justice and injusticep. 115
The fifth question: on resurrection and its modesp. 121
Conclusion: the canon of interpretationp. 128
Selected Bibliographyp. 133
Index of Qur'anic Versesp. 138
Indexp. 141
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ISBN: 9781851682638
ISBN-10: 1851682635
Series: Great Islamic Writings
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 146
Published: 30th July 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.68 x 14.61  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1