Islamic Humanism Lenn E. Goodman

ISBN: 9781280473425

Published: February 16th 2012

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273 pages


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Islamic Humanism  by  Lenn E. Goodman

Islamic Humanism by Lenn E. Goodman
February 16th 2012 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 273 pages | ISBN: 9781280473425 | 7.46 Mb

This book is an attempt to explain how, in the face of increasing religious authoritarianism in medieval Islamic civilization, some Muslim thinkers continued to pursue essentially humanistic, rational, and scientific discourses in the quest forMoreThis book is an attempt to explain how, in the face of increasing religious authoritarianism in medieval Islamic civilization, some Muslim thinkers continued to pursue essentially humanistic, rational, and scientific discourses in the quest for knowledge, meaning, and values.

Drawing on a wide range of Islamic writings, from love poetry to history to philosophical theology, Goodman shows that medieval Islam was open to individualism, occasional secularism, skepticism, even liberalism.



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