[ASC-list] Sydney Shove : Islam, Science and Causality - Tuesday 31st May

John August john.august at mail.optusnet.com.au
Sun May 22 23:46:32 UTC 2011


Graham Hoskin : Islam: Theology, Science, History and Causality
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Islam's view of causality has changed throughout history.  Nowadays
there's the view that action is determined by God and there is no such
thing as causality in the world.

This was not always the case; there have been alternative views in the
past, with associated theological conflicts.  Islamic cultures have also
in the past been inovators in mathematics, astronomy and medicine; it's
interesting to consider the relationship between these innovations and
the theological history of Islam.

About the Speaker
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Graham Hoskin has completed postgraduate Middle Eastern
Studies and has travelled to the middle east many times.  He has a
Bachelor of Theology and a long interest in Muslim / Christian
relations.

Other Details
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VENUE : Humanist House, 10 Shepherd Street Chippendale

TIME AND DATE : 6.30 for 7pm, Tuesday 31st May

A gold coin contribution is appreciated.  There's an optional dinner
afterwards for those interested.

-- 
Too many people. Making too many problems. And not much clue to go round.

John August, Convener The Sydney Shove - www.sydneyshove.org
             President, NSW Humanists - www.hsnsw.asn.au
	     Secular Party Candidate, Wentworth 2010 - www.secular.org.au	




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