Minor in Middle East Studies - Islamic Philosophy: al-Ghazali RELS 4010   Islamic Philosophy: al-Ghazali
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111) is one of the greatest Muslim thinkers of all time. This course is an introduction to his thought, focusing on al-Ghazali’s “two-tier” approach to theology – exoteric theology for the masses and esoteric theology for the select few – and on his attitude to Islamic philosophy and Islamic mysticism (Sufism).
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: At least one of RELS 1002, RELS 2003.03, Foundation Year Program, or permission of instructor.
CROSS-LISTING: CLAS 4010.03, CLAS 5817.03