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Islamic humanism

Author: Lenn Evan Goodman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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Publisher's description: 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 for knowledge, meaning, and values. Drawing on a wide range of Islamic writings, from love poetry to history to philosophical theology, Goodman shows  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lenn Evan Goodman
ISBN: 0195135806 9780195135800 0195189140 9780195189148
OCLC Number: 234175821
Description: xiii, 273 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Lenn E. Goodman.

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This fascinating and eloquently written text represents a sophisticated attempt to accentuate some of the distinct threads of moral and ethical thought inherent in classical Islamic expressions of Read more...

 
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