By Tariq Jaffer

Winner of the Award for Excellence within the research of faith: Textual reports from the yank Academy of Religion

Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (1148 - 1210) wrote prolifically within the disciplines of theology, Quranic exegesis, and philosophy. He composed treatises on jurisprudence, drugs, physiognomy, astronomy, and astrology. His physique of labor marks a momentous turning aspect within the Islamic culture and his impression in the post-classical Islamic culture is impressive. After his demise in 1210 his works turned typical textbooks in Islamic associations of upper studying. Razi investigates his transformative contributions to the Islamic highbrow tradition.

One of the major representatives of Sunni orthodoxy in medieval Islam, Razi was once the 1st highbrow to use the wealthy history of historical and Islamic philosophy to interpret the Quran. Jaffer uncovers Razi's boldly unconventional highbrow aspirations. The publication elucidates the advance of Razi's particular appropriation of equipment and ideas from historical and Islamic philosophy right into a unified Quranic commentary--and hence into the Sunni worldview.

Jaffer indicates that the style of Quranic observation within the post-classical interval features a wealth of philosophical fabric that's of significant curiosity for the heritage of philosophical rules in Islam and for the interplay of the aqli ("rational") and naqli ("traditional") sciences in Islamic civilization. Jaffer demonstrates the methods Razi reconciled the opposing highbrow traits of his milieu on significant methodological conflicts. A hugely unique paintings, this publication brilliantly repositions the crucial goals of Razi's highbrow program.

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