Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Aga Khan Museum – Bellerive Room / 6:30pm
Science and Religion in Islam: Conflict or Creative Engagement?
F. Jamil Ragep, Canada Research Chair in the History of Science in Islamic Societies, McGill University & Co-Director of the McGill Centre for Islam and Science
Is Islam and Islamic civilization hostile to rational discourse and science? Were the scientific achievements in Islamic lands only the result of outside influences? F. Jamil Ragep, an internationally acclaimed scholar in the history of science, discusses the extent to which science was a valued enterprise in premodern Islam and an integral part of Islamic civilization.
This lecture is part of the ‘Inspired by Signs Lecture Series’ and is presented by Aga Khan Council for Canada, Aga Khan Museum and Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.
Tickets: $20, $18 Friends, $12 students and seniors