Hartford Seminary

Reading Classical Islamic Texts (in Arabic): Philosophy and Theology (TH-647)

This high level course offers an in-depth exploration of the philosophical and theological writings of some of the central thinkers of classical lslam: Abû Ma‘shar al-Balkhî, Abû l-Hasan al-Ash’arî, Ikhwân al-Safâ’, al-Fârâbî, Avicenna, Qâdî ‘Abd al-Jabbâr, Ibn Ṭufayl, Averroes, Fakhr al-Dîn al-Râzî, Rashîd al-Dîn Fadl Allâh… Key texts will be read in the original Arabic, translated orally, explained grammatically, commented on ideologically, and discussed, by the students as well as by the professor. A good knowledge of Classical Arabic is required to maximize the learning in this course. Bibliographical references will be provided.

If you are not enrolled in a degree program but wish to register for this course, use the Online Registration for Special Students and Auditors.


Yahya Michot


Summer 2016

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