By Mourad Wahba

Thirty-four students from 18 international locations on 5 continents met in Cairo to discuss for the 1st time the beliefs of the Enlightenment and secularism whereas celebrating the 800th anniversary of the loss of life of 1 of Islam's maximum philosophers. Muslim thinker Ibn Rushd (1126-1198), recognized within the West as Averroes, might be considered as a medieval precursor of the eu Enlightenment and as a rallying aspect for discussion among East and West. Averroes's try to harmonize philosophy and faith, cause and religion, ended in a rethinking of the tenets of Christianity. His paintings spurred on a number of the nice rational syntheses of Christian concept, comparable to Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica.

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