Al-Ghazālī's Moderation in Belief

2014.03.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Al-Ghazālī, Al-Ghazālī's Moderation in Belief, Aladdin M. Yaqub (tr.), University of Chicago Press, 2013, 311pp.,
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2014.03.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Al-Ghazālī, Al-Ghazālī's Moderation in Belief, Aladdin M. Yaqub (tr.), University of Chicago Press, 2013, 311pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780226060873. Reviewed by David B. Burrell, University of Notre Dame Just as al-Ghazālī moved out from under the shadow of Ibn Rushd (Averroës), so attitudes of scholarship in matters of philosophical theology moved away from 'modernist' to 'post-modern' perspectives more amenable to integrating faith with reason. So the modernist picture of al-Ghazālī as standing in the way of reason began to erode, as the embracing context of scholarship moves away from such simplistic binaries. And Aladdin Yaqub's elegant and flowing translation certainly conveys that dimension of al-Ghazālī that I have characterized as 'postmodern', as he shows himself to be at home with faith or reason, using one to illuminate the other. This is huge. . .

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