Thomas Aquinas and Islam

David Burrell

The work of Thomas Aquinas may be distinguished from that of many of his contemporaries by his attention to the writings of Moses Maimonides, a Jew, and Avicenna, a Muslim… Aquinas respected “Rabbi Moses” and Avicenna as fellow travelers in an arduous intellectual attempt to reconcile the horizons of philosophers of ancient Greece, notably Aristotle, with those reflecting a revelation originating in ancient Israel.

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Originally published in Modern Theology, January 2004. Republished here with thanks.