Advancing theological and scientific literacy for today’s ʿulamāʾ
2.3.1 Reimagining Tradition
How should we think about tradition? Madrasa Discourses Principal Investigator and Professor of Islamic Studies Ebrahim Moosa proposes that tradition must be dynamic. This video was produced by Notre Dame’s Office of Digital Learning.
What does it mean for tradition to be dynamic and “living”?
How did Ghazali approach the sunnah? How does he reconcile innovations with the tradition?
How can tradition be seen as a rope? What are the individual fibers?
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.