Faith and reason in Islam: Averroës' exposition of religious arguments
Available for the first time in the English language, this is a complete andnnotated translation of a key work by the twelfth-century Muslim philosopher,verroes (Ibn Rushd).;Acknowledged as the leading transmitter ofristotelian th ought, Averroes also held controversial views about the reationship between faith and reason, arguing that religion should not bellowed to impose limits on the exercise of rational thought. His theory ofationality, along with others on language, justice and the interpretation ofeligious texts, is clearly presented here, in a work that provides the mostomprehensive picture available of Averroes's great intellectual achievements.
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