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Al Ghazali and His Influence

Added by admin on 2011-10-15

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2011-12-09
Last Date Last Day: 2011-12-10

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Address Address: Henry R. Luce Hall, Room 203, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, United States

Conference Description:

Al Ghazali and His Influence

A workshop on the Occasion of the 900th Anniversary of His Death in 1111.

December 9 - 10, 2011

Yale University, New Haven


A. David K. Owen, Harvard University
“Al-Mukhtar al-Shinqiti (d. 1973) and the Reception of al-Ghazali's Legal Methodology in Saudi Arabia: A Case Study"

Ahmed El Shamsy, University of Chicago
“Al-Ghazali’s Empiricist Ethics: Reading ‘The Wisdom in God’s Creations’ (al-Hikma fi makhluqat Allah)”

Anna Ayse Akasoy, Oxford University
“Al-Ghazali, ‘Religionswissenschaft,’ and Inter-religious Dialogue”

Ayman Shihadeh, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
“Al-Ghazali on Human Ontology”

Jules Janssens, CNRS Paris and De Wulf-Mansioncentrum, Leuven, Belgium
“Al-Ghazali’s Commentary on the Light Verse (in the Mishkat al-Anwar) and its influence on Fakhr al-Din al-Razi”

Katharina Völker, University of Otago, New Zealand
“The Ghazali-Reception Among Muslim Intellectuals Living in Western Countries”

Kenneth Garden, Tufts University
“Al-Ghazali in Contemporary Lebanon: Su’ad al-Hakim’s Project of Rereading His Revival”

M. Afifi al-Akiti, Oxford University
“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of falsafa According to al-Ghazali”

Martin Riexinger, Aarhus University, Denmark
“Al-Ghazali and the 19th Century Reception of the Modern Sciences in the Islamic World”

Mohammad Hassan Khalil, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
“Reinterpreting al-Ghazali and Rethinking the Fate of Others:
The Case of Rashid Rida (d. 1935)”

M. Sait Özervarli, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul
“Ottoman Discussions on al-Ghazali, particularly during the 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

Scott Michael Girdner, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA
“Al-Ghazali’s Philosophical Promotion of Traditionalism in The Niche of Lights and Its influence Within the Jewish Tradition”

Taneli Kukkonen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
“Al-Ghazali on Reason Going Wrong”

Ulrich Rudolph, University of Zurich, Switzerland
“Al-Ghazali’s Concept of Philosophy”

Ziad Bou Akl, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
“The Purposes of the Law in al-Ghazali’s al-Mustasfa”

Sponsored by the Middle East Studies Council, the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund, and the MacMillan Center.
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