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Author QuotedFrithjof Schuon
Title QuotedComprendre l'Islam
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/10/08
ImprintParis : Gallimard. 1961
QuotationWhen Schuon writes about Mohammed, one wonders to what extent he is surreptitiously using ideas suggested by the dogma of the Incarnation. For instance this: "Mohammed c'est la forme humaine orientee vers l'Essence divin" (127). "C'est Mohammed qui incarne ‘actuellement' et ‘definitivement' la Revelation" (p. 131). ["Mohammed is the human form directed towards the divine Essence," Comprendre l'Islam, p. 127. "It is Mohammed who ‘actually' and ‘definitively' incarnates Revelation," p. 131.]
Quotation SourceDancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 5, 1963-1965.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1997, p. 24
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