The intersection of Islamic and Jewish thought

Authored by: Oliver Leaman

The Routledge Handbook of Muslim–Jewish Relations

Print publication date:  June  2016
Online publication date:  June  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415645164
eBook ISBN: 9781315675787
Adobe ISBN: 9781317383215


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Islam, like other religious competitors, had a significant impact on Jewish philosophy. It brought Jewish thinkers into contact with a way of working theoretically that was clearly based on non-Jewish sources. For philosophers, this perhaps represents a contact with the “other,” something different that can be perceived as either hostile or friendly, and often as both at the same time. Jewish thought had very little, if any, impact on Islamic philosophy.

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