1.2.5 Rāzī, Nihāyat al-ʿUqūl

In this section, Muslim scholar and theologian Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (d. 1209) distinguishes the kinds of propositions that rely on rational proofs versus those that rely on the statements in revelation.

Guiding Questions:

  • Do you follow his line of argument and agree with his distinctions? Why or why not?
  • Is Razi’s framework compatible with the other theologians we are reading, or is it trying to do something different entirely?

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