Vol. 37 No. 1 (2017): Language and Truth. Philosophy and Religious Discourse
Articles

Prospettive storiografiche di teologia medievale cristiana e di teologia islamica (Kalām)

Cristina D’Ancona
Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere Università di Pisa
Teoria (vol 37, no 1, year 2017)

Published 2017-07-14

Keywords

  • Medieval Theology,
  • Christian,
  • Muslim,
  • demonstrative science,

How to Cite

D’Ancona, C. (2017). Prospettive storiografiche di teologia medievale cristiana e di teologia islamica (Kalām). Teoria. Rivista Di Filosofia, 37(1), 49–69. https://doi.org/10.4454/teoria.v37i1.3

Abstract

Abstract Theology as a science arises in Medieval Christian thought chiefly as a result of the comparison with the Aristotelian criteria for demonstrative reasoning. Through an excursus on the historiography on Medieval theology, both Christian and Muslim, this article compares the development of theology in both areas, and suggests that direct acquaintance with the text of Aristotle's Posterior Analytics plays a role in the appraisal of the nature of the thological discourse.