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The Majority View and the Sufi View of Iblis

May 19, 2021

The majority tradition in Islamic thought gives us a powerful and stark depiction of Iblis as a failed creature, a once-glorious being fallen into the uttermost darkness. But, the Sufi viewpoint differs from this and give a rational picture of Iblis. […]

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Classical Philosophy

The Early Notions about Evil

February 7, 2021

The earliest thoughts and notions of humans about evil is that evil is somehow larger than individual human decisions to be bad, and that evil must predate or precede human malice. […]

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American Revolution and Traditional Christianity

December 31, 2020

The American Revolution gave people like Jefferson and Madison an opportunity to disrupt the spread of traditional Christianity in America. Later, Thomas Paine’s Deism arose as a sensational alternative to traditional Christianity. […]

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Christianity and the American Republic

December 31, 2020

Although the British North Americans colonies were settled by religious communities, Christianity did not have a stronghold in early America. The influence of Republicanism and Enlightenment also left little room for Christianity in the lives of the people of America. […]

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The Acts of John, and The Polymorphism of Jesus

February 25, 2019

Many of the apocryphal gospels were essentially novels written during the early Christian era, and they were filled with adventurous tales of shipwrecks, necrophilia, self-mutilation, and other wild stories. […]

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Moses Maimonides: Philosophy of Judaism and Jewish Law

December 1, 2017

Moses Maimonides, the great 12th-century philosopher and legalist, lived at the pinnacle of Jewish culture in the Islamic world. What is amazing about Maimonides is that, despite making his living as a physician and having an active medical career, he was also a prolific writer. And “prolific” doesn’t do justice to describing the extraordinary output of his writing. […]

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