Fall 2016

Islamic Intellectual Tradition: The Classics

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-382  |  Religion, as RELI-382

Formerly listed as: RELI-55


Tariq Jaffer (Section 01)


(Offered as RELI 382 and ASLC 382 [WA].) This course introduces students to the intellectual tradition of Islam. It focuses on the pre-modern period. We will explore works of theology, philosophy, and political theory that were composed by Muslim intellectuals of various stripes. We will use primary sources in English translation to examine the ideas that Muslim intellectuals formulated and the movements that they engendered. In our discussions we will investigate questions concerning the rise of sectarianism, language and revelation, prophecy, heresy and apostasy, God and creation, causality and miracles, the role of logic and human reasoning with respect to the canonical sources (Quran and Hadith), and conceptions of the Islamic state.

Falll semester. Professor Jaffer.

RELI 382 - L/D

Section 01
Th 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM MORG 110


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018