Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Has Ghazali anything to say to us?"

"To sum it all up, I have to some extent found, and I believe others can find, in the words and example of Ghazali a true ihya' [quickening, revivification, bringing back to life, causing to live] -- an ihya' from the dark, dead coldness of atheism, or, more accurately, "without-Godness"; an ihya' from enervating, debilitating, and crippling sinfulness; an ihya' from lifeless and spiritless intellectualism; an ihya' from the tepidity and listlessness and uncaring of social and moral mediocrity."

pg. 51 of R.J. McCarthy's introduction to Deliverance from Error

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