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How ‘science is a ladder to reach the Sky’ : Selection from Gregory Thaumaturgus’ tribute to Origen

Jun 25th, 2011 | By

Gregory Thumaturgus (213 – 27 AD) intended to study law at Beirut, but along with his brother ended up in Alexandria (modern Egypt) with the famous scholar Origen, head of the Catechical School of Christianity. In his farewell public speech (panegyric) on his master Origen, shortly before leaving Palestine, Gregory of Neoceasarea ( the title

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Maths on the domes : How geometric patterns were spiritually inspired in early Islam

May 8th, 2011 | By

Worshipping any other beings (e.g. humans or animals) apart from the One God was not permitted in Islam, and at the same time an anthropic form of the Almighty wasn’t allowed either. Such were the stipulations that led to an unusual form of art in the early phase of Islam, as it started reaching out

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