Prof. Uriya Shavit, the head of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies and of the Religious Studies Program at Tel Aviv University, discusses his new book Scientific and Political Freedom in Islam: A Critical Reading of the Modernist-Apologetic School, which explores Islamic theologians’ efforts to harmonize religion, science and modern systems of government.
This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.
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Photo by Issam Rimawi / Flash90: A Palestinian works on restoring manuscripts in the Manuscript Center of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.