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Unformatted text preview: Ibn Sina (Avicenna; 980- 1037) -physician, astronomer, philosopher -faith should be understood rationally -God as Frst cause - there is cause and effect in the natural world, there must have been a Frst cause Ibn Rushd (Averroes; 1126-98) -two truths of religion - religion for the masses, philosophy for the intellectuals Mysticism mystical movement - Sufsm -from suf (wool) -direct experience with God -asceticism, piety Rabia (713-801): -important early female mystic -emphasized passionate love of God al-Ghazali (1058-1111): - defended SuFsm to the ulama - argued inner devotion is compatible with law...
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- Fall '09