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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

St. John’s College Santa Fe to Offer Islamic Classics

At the Alliance for Liberal Learning,
"St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM, will offer its first program in Islamic Classics beginning in the summer of 2016. The eight-week, non-credit, summer course offered through the college’s Graduate Institute is designed to introduce students to the fundamental texts of the Islamic world."
From time to time, the question of what would be the counterparts to, say, Great Books of the Western World arises. In the case of this course,
"participants will read Islam’s foundational texts, the Qur’an and Ibn Ishaq’s biography of Muhammad; pivotal classics of Islamic philosophy and theology by Ibn Tufayl, Al-Farabi, Avicenna, Al-Ghazali, Averroes, and Ibn Khaldun; and the works of three Sufi writers: ‘Attar, Rumi, and Ibn al-‘Arabi."

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