Russel Berrie Courses 2011
IR 0001 Themes and Tensions in Muslim Approaches to Judaism and Christianity.
The following topics will be covered: Qur’an and Hedith, Who are the Ahl al-Kitab?; Legaland Theological Perspectives on Judaism and Christianity; Sufism and the Unity of God; Good and Evil in the Qur’an; Christian and Jewish Reflections on Islam; Islam and the Challenges of Modernity.
M. SIDDIQUI [October 10, 11, 12, 13, 24. 25, 26, 27] Mon. - Thu. 17.30-19.15
IR 0002 Medieval Philosophy.
This course will study various topics discussed by philosophers from roughly 200 to 1300C.E., a period during which the pursuit of philosophy was intimately connected to the interpretation of the three revealed monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—employing ideas and arguments inherited from ancient pagan philosophy. The course will follow one line of development from Plato and Aristotle to Plotinus into early Christian philosophy, through Islamic philosophy and Jewish philosophy within the Islamic world, and finally into Scholastic Philosophy. Topics will include the relation between philosophy and revealed religion and philosophical examinations of the existence and nature of the deity.
J. STERN [November 7, 8, 9, 10, 14. 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24]Mon. - Thu. 17.30-19.15