Islamic Theology 1
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.
This module will introduce the students to theology by reviewing the historical development of theological schools while also providing the students with grounding in the current debates between theists and atheists about the existence of God through an exploration of the relationship between science and religion. Over the course of the module, students will be exploring the common arguments for God’s existence, including the various teleological, cosmological, and ontological proofs offered by theologians from both the Western and Islamic worlds. Topics that may be explored by students include: