History of Islamic Thought and Spirituality

lsrel2251  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

History of Islamic Thought and Spirituality
4.00 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2022-2023 !

Main themes
  • The Tawhid (Divine unicity) as an originary vision of the world
  • The ethics and foundations of religion: the moral values and their foundation
  • Polemics on fundamentals - Fitra, God and the Quran
  • The currents of Muslim thought within Sunni and Shiah: humanism, pluralism and globality
  • Faith and interreligious debate in relation to the question of Muslim monotheism and the space it allows for freedom and human responsibility
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

- analyse the Islamic religious conception and the most important principles of Muslim thought;
- situate the debates Muslim thought has given rise to in history, as well as the schools of Kalam (the major tendencies in the constitution of that thought);
- grasp the (convergent and/or divergent) relationships between the principiological fundamen­tals and the mystical dimension of Islam.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Sociology

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions