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Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on CONCLUDING PARAGRAPH – De Lacy O’lay

CONCLUDING PARAGRAPH We have now traced the transmission of a particular type of Hellenistic culture through the Syrian Church, the Zoroastrians of Persia, and the pagans of Harran to the Islamic community, where it was rather compromised by the patronage of those whom the official Muslim teachers decided to regard as heretics. In spite of this censure it has left a very distinct and enduring impression on Muslim theology and on popular beliefs. After a chequered career in the East it passed over to the Western Muslim community in Spain, where it had a very specialised development, which...

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