Students will have to understand the formation of early Islam, mainly the formative period, and the continuation of the new religion within the frame of late antiquity. They will have to be able to understand the contemporary and modern political and religious use of the early Islamic period and to follow the formation of multiple religious and political narratives.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Formative period of Islam until 11th century. Main schools of Law and religious thought. the debate between human reason and the "Law of God". The creation of Islamic religious terminology and the different appreciations on the creation or not of the Qur'an, the Free Will (Qadar), Tawhid etc.
Islam, Theology, Middle Ages, Early Modernity
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Αγγελική Ζιάκα, (2016), Το Καλάμ και τα ισλαμικά ρεύματα σκέψης, ΠΑΜΑΚ Θεσσαλονίκη
2. Γεράσιμος Μακρής, (2012), Ισλάμ, πεποιθήσεις και πρακτικές, Πατάκη, Αθήνα