Patricia Crone notes: In addition, the Qur’an twice describes its opponents as living in the site of a vanished nation, that is to say a town destroyed by God for its sins. There were many such ruined sites in northwest Arabia. The prophet frequently tells his opponents to consider their significance and on one occasion […]
Nicholas of Cusa writes: the Koran says that the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, was the sister of Aaron and the daughter of Amram. Now, it is most certain that the one who reported these [details] to Muhammad erred and was ignorant of the Gospel’s true narrative. For Mary the daughter of Amram and […]
Ronald S. Berman writes in The Sewanee Review: My method was to pick a book with some determinable public interest–for example the autobiography of Max Eastman or Hannah Arendt’s great work on Eichmann–and simply to read everything available on the subject. I would talk to whoever might know about it, then sit down and try […]
From Paul Kagame’s Facebook page on October 22, 2021: This afternoon, President Kagame received Drayton Nabers, the Founder of Nabers Charitable Foundation and Archbishop Laurent Mbanda at Urugwiro Village for a discussion on the work of the Anglican Church in Rwanda.
Sir Robert Phillimore writes about Anglican Eucharistic practices and says: The elevation of the Blessed Sacrament was not incorporated formally into the law of the Western Church before the beginning of the thirteenth century. [Cardinal Bona] cites a variety of authorities in support of this position, and mentions the introduction of the custom of ringing […]