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Meister Eckhart - Rediscovering a German Sufi

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 05.18.2016 | Religion
Liaquat Ali Khan

Meister Eckhart (1260-1328), a German mystic, a Dominican prior in garment but a Sufi at heart, is deeply embedded in the intellectual sensibilities o...

ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.28.2016 | Religion
Michael Shammas

ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.

How Access to Information Enabled a Polymath Genius to Change the World

Stephen West | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Stephen West

Imagine a culture of people in which one of the top priorities was translating all of the world's collective knowledge into Arabic. Turns out it was a good move for them.