Renovatio 3: The Art of Being Human
Spring 2018: The Art of Being Human
The nature of man, his difference from the animals, and his relation to the divine are topics that have preoccupied philosophers and theologians from ancient times. The Islamic tradition, like the Jewish and Christian traditions, holds that human beings are created in the metaphysical image of God. But modern society has discovered much to undermine man’s proud claim to distinctiveness through reason.
This issue of Renovatio asks what now remains that makes us distinctively human. Is it the stories we tell, our concern for an ethical life, or, even, the ensoulment of the human embryo?
Umar Faruq Abd-Allah
Scott F. Crider
Anna Julia Cooper
David Bentley Hart
Cyrus Ali Zargar
The Human in the Qur'an
by Zaid Shakir
Humane Being: Learning to be Human
by Umar Faruq Abd-Allah
Other People's Truths
by Eva Brann
When Does a Human Fetus Become Human?
by Hamza Yusuf
Sacred Truths in a Profane World
by Roger Scruton