Theology & Philosophy

Al-Ghazali and the Paths to Knowledge and Liberty


This colloquium examined the work of the great Muslim theologian Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, whose name appears on the wall of the Goodrich Seminar Room. The conversation focuseed on al-Ghazali's epistemology and its impact on individual freedom.


Conference Readings

al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid Muhammad. The Incoherence of the Philosophers. Translated by Michael Marmura. Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 2000.

al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid Muhammad. On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam: Abu Hamid al-Ghazali’s Faysal al-Tafriqa. Translated by Sherman A. Jackson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid Muhammad. Deliverance from Error: Five Key Texts Including His Spiritual Autobiography, al-Munqidh min al-Dalal. Translated by R. J. McCarthy. Louisville: Fons Vitae, 2004.

al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid Muhammad. The Niche of Lights. Translated by David Buchman. Provo: Brigham Young University, 1998.

al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid Muhammad. “Revival of Religious Learnings Imam Ghazzali’s.” (August 22, 2014).

Hoodbhoy, Pervez. Islam and Science: Religious Orthodoxy and the Battle for Rationality. London: Zed Books, 1991.