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Khaled Abou El Fadl

fabric of the Islamic tradition, this essay is not descriptive, but aspirational in the sense that I seek to persuade readers of the desirability of specific understandings of the meaning of Shariʿah and the relationship between Islamic law and ethics. I am here motivated by two considerations. As a

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Jews, Jihad, and Jesus

Dousing Fires Ignited by a Misremembered Christ

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James Carroll

what we are doing here this week. Our view of Jesus must come into focus around a new organizing principle: nothing we say or believe about Jesus Christ can be allowed to exclude the authenticity of his profound and permanent participation in the life of Israel. As regularly as he breathed in oxygen

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Making Space for the Other

From Religious Ideology to Narrative Hospitality

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Marianne Moyaert

interpretations of the life, suffering and death of Jesus, a first-century Jew who lived in Roman-occupied Palestine. According to those whom he inspired, Jesus was the long-awaited Messiah, who would bring redemption for Israel, the people of God. Though the first followers of Jesus were Jews, most Jews rejected

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Damaris Wilmers

Development Ḥajar, in his analysis of Ibn al-Wazīr’s theological thought, divides Ibn al-Wazīr’s life into three stages characterized as follows: a.) Growing up and studies; b.) Teaching, writing and debate; c.) Asceticism and isolation. Whereas he can limit the first stage roughly to the first 25

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Swedish Media Representation of the Refugee Crisis

Islam, Conflict and Self-Reflection

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Dalia Abdelhady and Gina Fristedt Malmberg

between Us and Them, allowing for the justification of charity and humanitarian interventions. Contrasting the relatively high standard of living enjoyed by many citizens in developed countries, who exercise some level of political agency, to a mass of refugees who, regardless of their socio

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Oliver Kahl

Other Gerrit Bos

accordance with its needs. § 7 And because the heart is, after the brain, the most noble of all organs, the source of life and (the origin of) the animal faculties, anything that happens to it can cause extreme damage, (so much so) that a living creature may no longer be able to survive in its

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Oliver Kahl

Other Gerrit Bos

mistaken for death, and for these he suggested (certain) procedure(s) in order to determine whether (a patient) has really died, so as to prevent the burial of living people—this is what he aims at in this book. Well, if signs of life have been detected and the disease has been identified

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Tetrads

Architecture of Glory, I

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Todd Lawson

numbers supplied are counted from the recto of the title page. The qaṣīda , ode, of the title was written by one ʿAbd al-Bāqī Afandī al-Mawṣilī (1789–1861). Al-Mawṣilī spent most of his life in Baghdad and was a distinguished poet and the author of several works on poetry and biography. This particular

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Brooke Holmes

interest in vegetal life as defined by the capacity to attract nutriment and, thus, to sustain life. In Galen, this self-nourishing form of life comes to define the human at the earliest stage of its development, even as the nature of plant life remains obscure. 1 Introduction It is a widespread

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Courtney Ann Roby

these especially never ceased to present problems for Plotinus, and his treatment is accordingly complex. Porphyry’s Life of Plotinus introduces him as a man who felt shame at being embodied, explains that he was so resistant to having the image of his body preserved after his death that his portrait