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Al-Ghazali, Averroës and the interpretation of the Qur'an : common sense and philosophy in Islam

Author: Avital Wohlman; David B Burrell
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Culture and civilisation in the Middle East.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Ghazzālī; Averroës; Averroës; Ghazzālī; Averroes; Abū-Ḥāmid Muḥammad Ibn-Muḥammad al- Ġazzālī; al-Ġazzālī; Averroes.; Abu-Hamid Muhammad al- Ghassali; Averroes.; Averroes.; Abū-Ḥāmid Muḥammad Ibn-Muḥammad ((al- )) Ġazzālī; Ghazālī; Averroës
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Avital Wohlman; David B Burrell
ISBN: 9780415557207 0415557208 9780203865118 0203865111 9780415852593 0415852595
OCLC Number: 361947920
Notes: First published in French in 2008 as "Contrepoint entre le sens commun et la philosophie en Islam Ghazali et Averroes" by Editions du Cerf, Paris.
Description: xiii, 130 pages ; 23 cm.
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, philospher-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.
Series Title: Culture and civilisation in the Middle East.
Other Titles: Contrepoint entre le sens commun et la philosophie en Islam.
Responsibility: Avital Wohlman ; translated by David Burrell.
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Examines the contrasting interpretations of Islam and the Qur'an by Averroes and Al-Ghazali, as a way of helping us untangle various impasses affecting each Abrahamic faith. This book shows that  Read more...

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