Advancing theological and scientific literacy for today’s ʿulamāʾ
2.2.2 Civilizational Encounters Video
The intellectual cross-fertilization of various traditions had a profound impact on classical Islamic societies, argue Professors Hussein Abdulsater and Scott Trigg at the University of Notre Dame in the departments of Classics and History and Philosophy of Science, respectively. The video has been produced by Notre Dame’s Office of Digital Learning.
What traditions influenced Islamic learning?
What disciplines did Islamic scholars absorb and build upon from other traditions? How did they affect theology?
Why do the speakers argue the translation movement was cosmopolitan?
Do they believe it is possible to access a “pure” Islam?
The Madrasa Discourses project proposes that a conciliation of traditional Islamic thought with contemporary scientific and philosophical worldviews can result in orthodox affirmations of human dignity essential for peaceful coexistence in a pluralistic world.