Undergraduate Module Descriptor


ARA2146: Islamic Theological Traditions

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level5
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Sajjad Rizvi (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites

ARA 1018 Introduction to Islam

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

How did and do Muslims speak about God, understand their faith, use reason and scripture to make sense of what it means to be a Muslim? This module assumes that you have a basic knowledge of Islam and will normally have done the Introduction to Islam module. It would be useful but not essential to know something about the study of theology as applied to other religious traditions as well and hence should appeal to students in theology and other social sciences as well. The module begins by asking what we mean by theology in Islam and assumes that we cannot answer that question with a simple singular answers – hence the insistence on ‘theological traditions’. We will not assume that a particular theological approach is normative but instead adopt a problem based approach – how did different Muslim thinkers understand the nature of the Qur’an, the role of the prophet, the derivation of moral values, miracles, leadership and the afterlife? The primary expectation is for you to read and reflect, and then express your understanding of these key issues and questions.

Module created

01/10/2007

Last revised

09/02/2012