Post-Enlightenment of Leibowitz and al-Jaberi: Philosophy and Religion

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The issue of the relation between religion and philosophy has re-surfaced in modern Jewish-Israeli and Arab-Muslim philosophical discourses. Facing unprecedented waves of re-traditionalisation and radicalisation in both Israel and Arab-Muslim societies this issue has become a privileged terrain upon which many ideological, cultural and political “wars” have been waged. In this paper, I shall focus on how two prominent philosophers and public thinkers, Leibowitz (d. 1994) and al-Jaberi (d. 2010), have brought the issue of the relation between faith and reason – and with it critical thinking – back to centre stage by engaging both their own philosophical and theological traditions and European philosophical thought.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTidsskrift for Islamforskning
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)228-251
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Double-critique
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Post-Enlightenment

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