TH 116 Medieval Religions and Thought (Spring: 3)
Core courses in Philosophy and Theology.
Cross Listed with
Satisfies Cultural Diversity Core requirement
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.
Stephen F. Brown
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