Title

Islam and Evolution: Al-Ghazali and the Modern Evolutionary Paradigm

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Shoaib Ahmed Malik, Zayed University

Document Type

Book

Source of Publication

Islam and Evolution: Al-Ghazali and the Modern Evolutionary Paradigm

Publication Date

6-21-2021

Abstract

This book attempts to equip the reader with a holistic and accessible account of Islam and evolution. It guides the reader through the different variables that have played a part in the ongoing dialogue between Muslim creationists and evolutionists. This work views the discussion through the lens of al-Ghazali (1058-1111), a widely-known and well-respected Islamic intellectual from the medieval period. By understanding al-Ghazali as an Ash'arite theologian, a particular strand of Sunni theology, his metaphysical and hermeneutic ideas are taken to explore if and how much Neo-Darwinian evolution can be accepted. It is shown that his ideas can be used to reach an alignment between Islam and Neo-Darwinian evolution. This book offers a detailed examination that seeks to offer clarity if not agreement in the midst of an intense intellectual conflict and polarity amongst Muslims. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars of Science and Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion, Islamic Studies, and Religious Studies more generally.

ISBN

9781000405255,9780367364137

Publisher

Routledge

Last Page

345

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Scopus ID

85113450753

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Bronze: This publication is openly available on the publisher’s website but without an open license

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