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By James Blish

ISBN-10: 0099063700

ISBN-13: 9780099063704

After Such Knowledge (the identify taken from a T. S. Eliot quote) is a chain of novels written by means of James Blish, every one facing a facet of the cost of wisdom. the 1st released, A Case of Conscience (a winner of the 1959 Hugo Award in addition to 2004/1953 Retrospective Hugo Award for most sensible Novella), confirmed a Jesuit priest faced with an alien clever race, it seems that unfallen, which he ultimately concludes needs to be a Satanic fabrication. the second one, Doctor Mirabilis, is a ancient novel concerning the medieval proto-scientist Roger Bacon. The 3rd, such as very brief novels, Black Easter and The Day After Judgment, used to be written utilizing the idea that the ritual magic for summoning demons as defined in grimoires truly labored. In Black Easter, a strong industrialist and palms service provider arranges to name up demons and set them loose on the planet for an evening, leading to nuclear warfare and the destruction of civilization; The Day After Judgment is dedicated to exploring the army and theological consequences.

Originally released in 1959 through Faber and Faber.

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Muḥammad knew Greek, is modified by both Sprenger, Life of Mohammed, p. 97, note 1, Das Leben, vol. 1, p. 158, and Muir, Life of Mahomet, vol. 1 (1858), p. 17, because in a contemporary Arabic translation of the Gospel of St. John παράκλητος is translated by ‫ٔاﲪﺪ‬. But also this is wrong. Such a corruption of the text cannot be explained by no matter what; this cannot be documented either in a Syriac or Arabic transmission. Rather, the different forms of the name Paraclete encountered among Muslims pretty much all correspond to παράκλητος with or without the ‫ ا‬of the Aramaic stat.

12 al-Bukhārī and al-Tirmidhī in ‫ ﻛﺘﺎب اﻟﺘﻔﺴﲑ‬on sūra 53; al-Bukhārī in ‫§( ﻛﺘﺎب اﻟﺘﻮﺣﯿﺪ‬35, and 52); Muslim, Ṣaḥīḥ, vol. 1, pp. 127sqq. = al-Qasṭallānī, vol. 2, pp. ; Abū l-Layth al-Samarqandī, Tafsīr on sūra 6:103; cf. A. Sprenger, Life, 122, note 5: “… Thou hast said a blasphemy, at which my hair stands. …” 13 al-Tirmidhī, Tafsīr; al-Khaṭīb al-Tibrīzī, al-Mishcát, 493 (501); al-Mawāhib al-laduniya; al-Bayḍāwī on sūra 53:11. 14 Cf. thereon al-Wāqidī, p. 72 (by Wellhausen, Muhammed in Medina, p.

15 al-Zamakhsharī on sūra 6:9. 16 Additionally, the sixth category developed from the story of the Ascension to Heaven, while the fifth category stems from a different explanation of sūras 81 and 53. Psychological Stages of Excitement. The Alleged Mentor of the Prophet. Daḥya [i/24] In contrast, much material regarding the fourth category has survived. 17 This attack, to which we could add still other indications, al-Bukhārī18 and al-Wāqidī called a paroxysm of a fever (‫ ;)ﺑَُﺮﺣﺎء‬but Weil (Das Leben Mohammeds, p.

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