Zaytuna College Canon Lecture Series
About the Canon Lecture Series
The Zaytuna College Canon comprises the foundational primary texts that shape the intellectual history of the Islamic and Western traditions as well as commentaries that serve as tools to unlock those primary texts. In this series, our faculty members demonstrate why these texts have enjoyed the status conferred to them by our scholarly tradition and provide an account of how the texts have earned their place in the Zaytuna curriculum. Specifically, the series aims to address the history of a canonical text in terms of its abridgments, its architecture and composition, the debates and commentaries it generated, as well as how its author engages in salient issues of the discipline. Exclusive online access to the series lectures are available to 12000 Strong members as a special membership benefit.
A Selection of Past Canon Lectures
In his discourse on poetics, Aristotle famously underscores the exemplary place of Oedipus. The twenty-fou…Read More
Nicomachean Ethics, the major ethical work of Aristotle, occupies a privileged position in the study of mo…Read More
Al-Mustasfā min Ilm al-Usūl, Imam al-Ghazālī’s foundational masterpiece on usūl, occupies a privileg…Read More
Shafi’i Fiqh is characterized by the diversity of its sources. Imam Shafi’i received his initi…Read More