Theology part 3: the problems of freewill and evil

  • Week 1: Introducing the problem of free will in the Qur'an
    • Go over verses that present seemingly conflicting messages on this question.
    • Why is the Qur'an presenting this conflicting message? How can we understand the paradox in a meaningful way?
    • How can we understand the Qur'ans approach as pedagogical and functional rather than philosophical?
  • Week 2: The speculative/philosophical approach
    • How does the different schools of the kalam tradition address this problem?
  • Week 3: The mystical approach