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The Attributes of God and the Purpose of Creation: Readings in Islamic Theology   (TH-646) 
Fall 2007

In this class we will examine the essential questions of theology through the eyes of Muslim scholars over the centuries. How does one understand the attributes of God without falling into anthropomorphism? What is the role of reason in interpreting revelation? Are humans truly free to choose their own destiny? In what way can we understand the Qur'an to be "God's speech" without undermining God's transcendence? Is paradise only for Muslims? These are the questions we will explore in our readings of classical and pre-modern theologians.

 

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T.J. Winter
Adjunct Professor of Theology, University Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge, England, and Director of Studies in Theology at Wolfson College

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