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PHIL 1116 Medieval Religions and Thought (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

The medieval world of philosophy and theology was a multicultural world: Arabian, Jewish, and Christian thinkers from the three great religious traditions adopted, adapted, and shared the philosophical riches of the classical world and the religious resources of the biblical heritage. This course introduces students to the great Arabian thinkers Alfarabi, Avicenna, Algazel and Averroes; the respected Jewish authors Saadiah Gaon, Moses Maimonides, and Gersonides; and the famous Christian writers Anselm, Bonaventure, and Thomas Aquinas and the intellectual challenges from the Greek intellectual world that they met and faced in the Middle Ages.

Instructor(s): Stephen F. Brown

Prerequisites: Core courses in Philosophy and Theology.

Cross listed with: THEO3116

Comments: Satisfies Cultural Diversity Core requirement

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17