HDS 3602

Introduction to Islamic Philosophy and Theology

Khaled El-Rouayheb


An introductory survey of the development of Islamic theology and philosophy. We will examine and discuss some of the central problems that were much debated through the centuries, such as: the relationship between philosophy and faith; whether humans possess free will; how to understand apparently anthropomorphic expressions in Scripture; whether acts are good because God commands them or God commands them because they are good; and proofs for the existence of God.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as Islamic Civilizations 145


0.50 credits
Fall 2012
Thurs 3pm-5pm
FAS CGIS South Room S003

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Islamic Studies
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Islam
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None