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Introduction to principles of Islamic beliefs

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Enrolled: 37 students
Duration: 10 hours
Lectures: 9
Video: 9 hours
Level: Advanced
Jurisprudenti al Maxims

This module aims to introduce the theological implications of modern scientific theories in relation to traditional arguments for God’s existence and the strategies theists have adopted in responding to them. As such, students exploring and engaged with current debates about science and the existence of God. Moreover, it will review fundamental doctrines of Islamic theology as developed during the centuries under the all- encompassing term Kalam.

1
Religion and science in medieval European and Islamic contexts
2
The roots of the “clash” narrative in the late 19th-century
3
Modern science, disenchantment and the secular
4
Anthropic arguments and the multiverse
5
The cosmological argument and quantum physics
6
The ontological argument and materialism
7
The problem of evil and religious theodicies
8
Theological arguments for God’s existence
9
The historical development of theological schools in Islam
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The teacher for this subject is Mr. Abbas and the following text books will be covered:

Copan, P. & Moser, P. K. eds., (2003) The Rationality of Theism, London: Routledge

Dawkins, R., (2007) The God Delusion, London: Black Swan

Mutahhari, M., (2002). Understanding Islamic Sciences. London: ICAS