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by Ahmad Dallal

  • ISBN: 0300159110
  • Category: World
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Ahmad Dallal
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (May 18, 2010)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1847 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1663 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 779

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Dallal masterfully controls the narrative with his encyclopedic approach to Islamic intellectual history and his full . This is too bad, because it seems that "Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History" has much knowledge to offer

Dallal masterfully controls the narrative with his encyclopedic approach to Islamic intellectual history and his full acquaintance with the literature. He is up-to-date on all aspects of Islamic intellectual and religious history, and has the superb skill of seeing many fields within that civilization within the shadows of each other. -George Saliba, Columbia University. This is too bad, because it seems that "Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History" has much knowledge to offer. But that knowledge gets lost in Mr. Dallal's penchant for impressing himself with his depth of learning.

MuzaffarIqbal (e., New Perspectives on the History of Islamic Science. Islam and Science: Historic and Contemporary Perspectives, vol. 3. Farnham: Ashgate, 2012. ISBN 978-0-75462-2914-6. MuzaffarIqbal (e., Studies in the Making of Islamic Science: Knowledge in Motion. 4.

the Challenge of History attempts to "situate the Islamic culture of science in relation to social and cultural trends in. .

the Challenge of History attempts to "situate the Islamic culture of science in relation to social and cultural trends in Muslim societies" (p. xi). Based on the author's Terry Lectures delivered at Yale University in February 2008, the book demonstrates the author's passionate and lifelong involvement with the topic of the relationship between religious and scientific knowledge.

Start by marking Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History as Want to Read . In this wide-ranging and masterful work, Ahmad Dallal examines the significance of scientific knowledge and situates the culture of science in relation to other cultural forces in Muslim societies.

Start by marking Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. He traces the ways in which the realms of scientific knowledge and religious authority were delineated historically.

The Dwight H. Terry Lectureship, also known as the Terry Lectures, was established at Yale University in 1905 by a gift from Dwight H. Terry of.2007 Ahmad Dallal Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History : ISBN 978-0-300-17771-8. Terry of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Its purpose is to engage both scholars and the public in a consideration of religion from a humanitarian point of view, in the light of modern science and philosophy. The subject matter has historically been similar to that of the Gifford Lectures in Scotland, and several lecturers have participated in both series. 1 Establishment of the Lectureship. 3 Past Terry Lectureships.

The Terry Lectures Series. -Tom Siegfried, Science News

The Terry Lectures Series. -Tom Siegfried, Science News. This is an important book, with a grand narrative and a bold thesis. -Nidhal Guessoum, Journal of Islamic Studies Vo. 3 N.

Автор: Dallal Ahmad Название: Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History .

Описание: In this wide-ranging and masterful work, Ahmad Dallal examines the significance of scientific knowledge and situates the culture of science in relation to other cultural forces in Muslim societies. Dallal frames his inquiry around three concerns: What cultural forces provided the conditions for debate over the primacy of religion or science?

Robert G. Morrison, "Ahmad Dallal. The History of Medicine and the Scientific Revolution. Translating History of Science Books into Chinese: Why?

Robert G. Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History. " Isis 102, no. 3 (September 2011): 543-544. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. Translating History of Science Books into Chinese: Why? Which Ones? How? Zhang. Ten Problems in History and Philosophy of Science. Science and Orthodox Christianity: An Overview. Nicolaidis et al. Introduction: The Humanities and the Sciences.

In this wide-ranging and masterful work, Ahmad Dallal examines the significance of scientific knowledge and situates the culture of science in relation to other cultural forces in Muslim societies. He traces the ways in which the realms of scientific knowledge and religious authority were delineated historically. The realization of a discrepancy between tradition and science often led to demolition and rebuilding and, most important, to questioning whether scientific knowledge should take precedence over religious authority in a matter where their realms clearly overlap.

Dallal frames his inquiry around three concerns: What cultural forces provided the conditions for debate over the primacy of religion or science? How did these debates emerge? And how were they sustained? His primary objectives are to study science in Muslim societies within its larger cultural context and to trace the epistemological distinctions between science and philosophy, on the one hand, and science and religion, on the other. He looks at religious and scientific texts and situates them in the contexts of religion, philosophy, and science. Finally, Dallal describes the relationship negotiated in the classical (medieval) period between the religious, scientific, and philosophical systems of knowledge that is central to the Islamic scientific tradition and shows how this relationship has changed radically in modern times.

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Wel Wel
Very interesting detail and history
Kefym Kefym
Mr. Dallal may have many academic credentials behind his name, but writing clear, concise prose is not one of his strengths. This is too bad, because it seems that "Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History" has much knowledge to offer. But that knowledge gets lost in Mr. Dallal's penchant for impressing himself with his depth of learning. I read Mr. Dallal's bio, and it seems that before he embarked on his current career in academia, he was an engineer. His engineering background is on display in this work, which reads very much like a technical manual--one with historical names used in an effort to give it more depth. I am 2/3rds the way through this book, and it's taken every ounce of willpower not to quit. I'll slog through to the end, but I wouldn't recommend this work to anybody hoping to understand the history and development of Islamic scientific thought. Unless, of course, the reader is as supposedly well-versed in the subject as is Mr. Dallal.