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PHIL 359 Topics in Christian Philosophy: Faith and Reason in Christianity and Islam

What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? Does reason lead one in understanding one’s religious belief set? Or does faith delimit the way reason works? What is the relation between reason and faith? Investigating the fascinating story of the periods of upheaval and stability in the interaction between faith and reason is quite fruitful in understanding various aspects of the intellectual development of the Islamic and the Western civilizations; it is also informative for the analysis of many contemporary social, political, and religious issues. On top of that, the relation between faith and reason, in the form of debate between religion and science, is an important topic in the contemporary philosophy of religion as well as in theology.

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Winter 2019 B1 In-Class T/R 12:30 - 1:50 pm H. Masoud