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Graduate Record 2020-2021 
Graduate Record 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

RELI 5425 - Islamic Philosophy & Theology

This course surveys the major developments within Islamic philosophy and theology from the classical to the early modern periods. Topics covered include the early theological schools (Ash’aris, Maturidis, Mu’tazilis), the transmission of Greek philosophy into Arabic, Peripatetic philosophy, Illuminationism, Shi’ite philosophy, and philosophical Sufism, concluding with the challenges faced by Islamic philosophy through the colonial and modern eras. This course has no prerequisites, but some previous experience in either Islamic studies or philosophy will be helpful.

Credits: 3