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Patricia Crone Sayings By Patricia Crone: It is probably safe to say that in strongly hierarchical societies the only people to It is probably safe to say that in strongly hierarchical societies the only people to whom something approaching nationalist sentiments can be attributed in pre-modern times is the ruling elite, and then only at times. — Patricia Crone
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Patricia Crone Sayings By Patricia Crone: we are here confronted with an irreducible oddity about all human societies: all are strung we are here confronted with an irreducible oddity about all human societies: all are strung around figments of the human imagination. — Patricia Crone
Patricia Crone Sayings By Patricia Crone: Did the latter[The Messenger] have a predecessor, who envisagedrevelation as taking place by direct contact Did the latter[The Messenger] have a predecessor, who envisaged
revelation as taking place by direct contact with a divine being rather than by
a book being sent down (whether as a whole or in instalments), who claimed
to have enjoyed such contact himself and who objected to the pagan angels -
not because they violated the dividing line between God and created beings
but rather because they were female? We do not hear of such a predecessor
elsewhere in the Quran, but we do learn that the Messenger had competitors in
his own time, at least in Yathrib (2:79, where they share his concept of revelation
as a book), so there is nothing implausible about the proposition that there
were preachers before him too, including some whose preaching anticipated
features of his own. — Patricia Crone
Patricia Crone Sayings By Patricia Crone: It's remote! It's remote! It's uncontaminated! It's pure! It's a place where we can rule It's remote! It's remote! It's uncontaminated! It's pure! It's a place where we can rule out that Muhammad got his ideas from others than God! — Patricia Crone
Patricia Crone Sayings By Patricia Crone: One can be deeply influenced by people to whom one is utterly hostile One can be deeply influenced by people to whom one is utterly hostile — Patricia Crone
Patricia Crone Sayings By Patricia Crone: Most people, and certainly all members of Western civilization, are [...] born into a world Most people, and certainly all members of Western civilization, are [...] born into a world which differs radically from that of their ancestors, with the result that most of human history is a closed book to them. — Patricia Crone
Patricia Crone Sayings By Patricia Crone: The fact that the doctrine makes perfect sense even though Epiphanius keeps finding it incoherent The fact that the doctrine makes perfect sense even though Epiphanius keeps finding it incoherent suggests that he is giving a faithful account of it. — Patricia Crone
Patricia Crone Sayings By Patricia Crone: Reincarnation offers a better justification of evil than anything monotheism can offer, but it does Reincarnation offers a better justification of evil than anything monotheism can offer, but it does so by blaming the victim and sanctifying the status quo. — Patricia Crone
Patricia Crone Sayings By Patricia Crone: Since people of necessity see things from their own perspective, much of what they say Since people of necessity see things from their own perspective, much of what they say adds up to comforting ideas or outright propaganda for themselves and the groups to which they belong. — Patricia Crone
Patricia Crone Sayings By Patricia Crone: We also have to bear in mind that our own sense of what is plausible We also have to bear in mind that our own sense of what is plausible and implausible is severely limited by the fact that the modern world is dominated by an extremely narrow range of family arrangements. Looking in anthropology books on kinship and marriage is like opening a book on a huge variety of dead and dying languages, all victims of the inexorable homogenisation of the world that has been in progress since the dawn of civilisation. — Patricia Crone
Patricia Crone Sayings By Patricia Crone: ideas generate action when they are believed regardless of whether they are true or not ideas generate action when they are believed regardless of whether they are true or not in our opinion — Patricia Crone