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The Resource Al-Ghazali, Averroës and the interpretation of the Qur'an : common sense and philosophy in Islam, Avital Wohlman ; translated by David Burrell

Al-Ghazali, Averroës and the interpretation of the Qur'an : common sense and philosophy in Islam, Avital Wohlman ; translated by David Burrell

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Al-Ghazali, Averroës and the interpretation of the Qur'an : common sense and philosophy in Islam
Title
Al-Ghazali, Averroës and the interpretation of the Qur'an
Title remainder
common sense and philosophy in Islam
Statement of responsibility
Avital Wohlman ; translated by David Burrell
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
This book examines the contrasting interpretations of Islam and the Qur'an by Averroes and Al-Ghazali, as a way of helping us untangle current impasses affecting each Abrahamic faith. This has traditionally been portrayed as a battle between philosophy and theology, but the book shows that Averroes was rather more religious and Al-Ghazali more philosophical than they are usually portrayed. The book traces the interaction between two Muslim thinkers, showing how each is convinced of the existence of a Book in which God is revealed to rational beings, to whom He has given commandments, as well as of the excellence of Islamic society. Yet they differ regarding the proper way to interpret the sacred Book. From this point of view, their discussion does not address the contrast between philosophy and religion, or that between reason and revelation that is so characteristic of the Middle Ages, but rather explores differences at the heart of philosophical discussion in our day: is there a level of discourse which will facilitate mutual comprehension among persons, allowing them to engage in debate? This interpretation of sacred texts illustrates the ways religious practice can shape believers' readings of their sacred texts, and how philosophical interpretations can be modified by religious practice. Moreover, since this sort of inquiry characterizes each Abrahamic tradition, this study can be expected to enhance interfaith conversation and explore religious ways to enhance tolerance between other believers
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QE2
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Wohlman, Avital
Dewey number
181/.07
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
B753.G34
LC item number
W5413 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Burrell, David B
Series statement
Culture and civilization in the Middle East
Series volume
19
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  • Ghazzālī
  • Averroës
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Averroës
  • Ghazzālī
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Islamic philosophy
Label
Al-Ghazali, Averroës and the interpretation of the Qur'an : common sense and philosophy in Islam, Avital Wohlman ; translated by David Burrell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-126) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Journeys of Ghazali and Averroës to their diverse conceptions of the role of reason -- From the chimera of philosophy to the evidence of "the just balance" -- The decisive criterion of the distinction between Islam and hypocrisy (zandaqa) -- Averroës, philosopher-reader of the precious book -- Reorganization of the world according to Aristotle in the light of Qurʼanic revelation by Averroës -- Ghazali and Averroës in Muslim society
Control code
654781036
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 130 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415557207
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9786612376924
  • 10.4324/9780203865118
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237692
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)654781036
Label
Al-Ghazali, Averroës and the interpretation of the Qur'an : common sense and philosophy in Islam, Avital Wohlman ; translated by David Burrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-126) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Journeys of Ghazali and Averroës to their diverse conceptions of the role of reason -- From the chimera of philosophy to the evidence of "the just balance" -- The decisive criterion of the distinction between Islam and hypocrisy (zandaqa) -- Averroës, philosopher-reader of the precious book -- Reorganization of the world according to Aristotle in the light of Qurʼanic revelation by Averroës -- Ghazali and Averroës in Muslim society
Control code
654781036
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 130 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415557207
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9786612376924
  • 10.4324/9780203865118
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
237692
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654781036

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