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Thinking about Muslim Sects and Schools
The Muslim community, known as the umma, is meant to be united. The Qur’an, in chapter 29, verse 92, states that “Indeed, this your umma is one umma, and I am your Lord; so worship Me.” Yet Muslims, just like Jews, Christians and other r…
‘The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’
On 18 September 2012, Rome played host to the quadrennial conference of the International Congress of Coptic Studies. On the evening of that day, the Harvard-based feminist historian Karen King (1054-) delivered a paper bearing the seemingly harmless titl…
Coming to Terms with our Finite Existence
Whoever you are reading this, however rich, powerful, educated, knowledgeable, successful, or otherwise, one thing is certain: you are limited. Your wealth, success, knowledge, power, and education are finite. Your life is finite. Your time is finite. You…
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