[tP 3353]  LIC. Seeking Truth: Thomas Aquinas and Islamic Thought in Dialogue – 24.25

Semester I
tuesday 14:30 - 16:15

Course Information

Professor: ELLUL, Joseph
Email: [email protected]
Language: English

Semester I
tuesday 14:30 - 16:15


In an age when Christian thinkers were rediscovering the treasures of ancient philosophy, and more particularly of Aristotle, Thomas had the great merit of giving pride of place to the harmony which exists between faith and reason.” (n. 43). In the light of this statement this course proposes to explore those questions addressed by Islamic philosophers and which have found a response in the writings of Thomas Aquinas by way of endorsement or criticism, both of which took place in an atmosphere of dynamic engagement with the issues addressed.


JIM FODOR and FREDERICK CHRISTIAN BAUERSCHMIDT, Aquinas in Dialogue: Thomas for the Twenty-First Century, (eds.), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MN, 2004.
JEAN-PIERRE TORRELL O.P. Saint Thomas Aquinas, volume I, The Person and His Work, rev. ed.), Catholic University of America Press, Washington DC, 2005.
G. VERBEKE and D VERHELST, Aquinas and Problems of his Time, Leuven University Press, Leuven, 1976.
The Patriarch and the Caliph, SAMIR KHALIL SAMIR and WAFIK NASRY, Brigham Young University Press, Provo, UTAH, 2018.