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Constructing the field of “Islamic” Bioethics: an Intensive Reading Course

TFI/IIIT Fall 2016

Course Description:

This course is an intensive reading course that introduces participants to critical concepts in Islamic theology and law that undergird normative ethical frameworks and to religious legitimacy and authority debates within modern Islam through a guided examination of exemplar works from the extant Islamic bioethics-related literature. The first part of the course will focus on the theoretical aspects of the Islamic moral and ethical tradition and cover scholarly contestations regarding Islamic moral theology as they relate to an Islamic bioethics. The latter half of course will focus on the practical aspects of the emerging field by considering research methods for the field and selected literature reviews of Islamic responses to pressing bioethical issues.

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