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Philip Wood
Historian of the Middle East. (London). Tweets on RE and social integration in diverse societies.
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Philip Wood 15h
Replying to @Twhittermarsh
Happy birthday Tim!
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Ahab Bdaiwi איהאבּ ܐܝܗܐܒ Jan 15
1/Did early Muslim community conceive of itself as an epistemic community (or ecclesia)? Earliest instances of Muslim religious identity? Relying on literary & material sources from theology, & poetry, to inscriptions & numismatics, thread will explore question in brief
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Ahab Bdaiwi איהאבּ ܐܝܗܐܒ Jan 15
Replying to @bdaiwi_historia
6/It is also probably true that there were efforts to describe Abū Bakr & ʿUmar as prophets - but such proto-theological discourses were toned down & replaced with muḥaddath ("persons with whom God converses"). The doctrine of muḥādatha found support later among Shiʿis of Kufa.
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Philip Wood Jan 12
Very sad to read of the death of Roger Scruton. I enjoyed his Short Introduction to Kant very much.
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Philip Wood Jan 7
...in addition, I'd follow and in situating the composition of parts of the Q within Christian milieux themselves.
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Philip Wood Jan 7
Replying to @gypsy_heart6
may have been just as significant. 2. I suspect that there wasn't a good match between Christian institutions, narratives and identity in Arabia with no Christian state to back it up. So the sense of being a Miaphysite or a Chalcedonian may have been weak...
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Philip Wood Jan 7
Replying to @gypsy_heart6
1. With the usual caveats about pre-modern toleration, there are certainly well-documented executions of Christians in Sasanian Iran (often converts). Of course, Christian sources present these men and women as dying for their faith, when other motives (royal authority, taxes)...
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Philip Wood Jan 7
Replying to @NaqadStudies
Not quite. The Lakhmid kings of hira were mostly pagan. Nauman iii converted to Mia physite and then dyophysite Christianity. He was never a chalcedonian.
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Emma Cunliffe Oct 24
National Museum of Aleppo reopens today - wonderful news and a tribute to all those who worked so hard to protect its contents under terrible circumstances!
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Χοδαδάδιος Ρεζαχανίδης 🇮🇸🇪🇺 Jan 1
Great list, but still, this “Ancient History” is all focused on Med. world! Where is the rest of the ancient world?
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George Demacopoulos Dec 17
For nearly 20 years, I've been teaching the history of pre-modern Christianity. I've changed my approach considerably in that time, and I have a few recommendations for younger scholars:
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MajidDaneshgar Dec 17
"The Cambridge Companion to Sayyid Ahmad Khan." A great volume, including an important chapter on Ahmad Khan's reading of Darwin by
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Philip Wood Dec 9
Post-doctoral Fellowships at in London. Deadline is 2nd of Jan.
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Philip Wood Dec 7
Replying to @tilism @gypsy_heart6
Thanks! Very interesting!
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Syed Dec 6
How come India has such a dense array of rail tracks, but almost nothing in Pakistan beyond Punjab, & not much in Iran either?
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Philip Wood Nov 30
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Philip Wood Nov 30
I just uploaded 'Changing Geographies: West Syrian Ecclesiastical Historiographies, 700-850' to !
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Philip Wood Nov 30
I just uploaded 'Christian elite networks in the Jazira, c.730-850' to
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Philip Wood Nov 30
This is a list of links to my Op-Eds and Comment pieces written 2015-18. Most deal with social and .
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Board of Deputies of British Jews Nov 26
Vice President visited the beautiful Aga Khan Centre and Centre in London today, learning about the Ismaili community. Thank you for the hospitality and important discussions - we look forward to furthering Jewish-Muslim relations in the UK.
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