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" I have no intention here — it would be extremely out. of place — of entering on the maze of controversy, or discussing whether any dogmatic attempt to reproduce the religious phase of a former age is likely to succeed. I only say that life supposes... "
Narrative of a Year's Journey Through Central and Eastern Arabia (1862-63) - Page 371
by William Gifford Palgrave - 1865 - 466 pages
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 24

1869
...its birth must, indeed, abide ever the same, but the outer form must change with the changing days, and new offshoots of fresh sap and greenness be continually...the nature and first principles of his religion." According to this view, which is no doubt correct, the Monotheism of Mohammed is that which makes of...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 79

Edward Everett Hale - 1865
...motionless : whatever savors of vitality is by that alone convicted of heresy and defection. . . . Islam is lifeless, and because lifeless cannot grow,...the nature and first principles of his religion." For the story of the religious revolution which followed, and for many details illustrating Arabian...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 79

Edward Everett Hale - 1865
...motionless : whatever savors of vitality is by that alone convicted of heresy and defection. . . . Islam is lifeless, and because lifeless cannot grow,...most essential condition ; and therefore the son of 'Abd-el-Wahhiib, in doing his best to bring it back to its primal simplicity, and making its goal of...
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Ten Great Religions: An Essay in Comparative Theology, Volume 1

James Freeman Clarke - Christianity and other religions - 1871 - 528 pages
...its birth must, indeed, abide ever the same, but the outer form must change with the changing days, and new offshoots of fresh sap and greenness be continually...the nature and first principles of his religion." 7. Mohammedanism a Relapse ; the worst Form of Monotheism, and a retarding Element in Civilization....
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Ten Great Religions

James Freeman Clarke - 1871
...its birth must, indeed, abide ever the same, but the outer form must change with the changing days, and new offshoots of fresh sap and greenness be continually...the nature and first principles of his religion." 7. Mohammedanism a Relapse ; the worst Form of Monotheism, and a retarding Element in Civilization....
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A Dictionary of Islam: Being a Cyclopaedia of the Doctrines, Rites ...

Thomas Patrick Hughes - Islam - 1885 - 750 pages
...forwards is a condition of its very existence ; and I cannot but think that those who do not recongnize this, show themselves so far ignorant of its true...advance, cannot change, and was never intended so to do ; ' Stand still ' is its motto and its most essential condition." (Central and Eastern Arabia, vol....
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Ten Great Religions: An Essay in Comparative Theology

James Freeman Clarke - Religions - 1888
...its birth must, indeed, abide ever the same, but the outer form must change wjjh the changing days, and new offshoots of fresh sap and greenness be continually...the nature and first principles of his religion." 7. Mohammedanism a Relapse ; the worst Form of Monotheism, and a retarding Element in Civilization....
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The Making of Modern Egypt

Sir Auckland Colvin - Egypt - 1906 - 428 pages
...obsolete forms of collective life. " Islam is, in its essence, stationary," says Palgrave elsewhere.1 "... Islam is lifeless ; and, because lifeless, cannot...advance, cannot change, and was never intended so to do. ' Stand still ' is its motto, and its most essential condition." So, too, Stanley Lane Poole in his...
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In Pursuit of Arabia

Rāshid Shāz - Civilization, Arab - 2003 - 219 pages
...for "any dogmatic attempt to reproduce the religious phase of a former age" is doomed to fail: ... Christianity is living, and because living must grow,...do; stand-still is its motto and its most essential condition....22 Among the people who came to see Palgrave at Hail there was one poor cultivator from...
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The Invention of World Religions: Or, How European Universalism Was ...

Tomoko Masuzawa - Religion - 2005 - 359 pages
...successive ages. The absolute authority of the Quran is the cause why, as [William Gifford] Palgrave says, "Islam is lifeless, and, because lifeless, cannot...cannot advance, cannot change, and was never intended to do so."19 In effect, the concept of Islam as the epitome of stifling rigidity, intolerance, and...
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