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New Studies",op. , p. 183 and see al-Ashcari's Maqiiliit alIsliimiyin, ed. Hellmut Ritter, Die dogmatischen Lehren der Anhanger des Islam (Wiesbaden, 1963), p. 510. Al-Ashcari also presents the argument against this view which denied the literal meaning of this passage. Cf. his Kitiib al-Luma' ed. by R. McCarthy, The Theology of al-Ash'ari (Beirut, 1952), pp. IS ff. Arabic, 21 ff. English. II. Cf. Walzer's parallels from late Greek and Christian thought, from Philo on, for this latter belief, in "New Studies", op.

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