By James Blish
After Such Knowledge (the identify taken from a T. S. Eliot quote) is a chain of novels written by way of James Blish, every one facing a side of the cost of wisdom. the 1st released, A Case of Conscience (a winner of the 1959 Hugo Award in addition to 2004/1953 Retrospective Hugo Award for most sensible Novella), confirmed a Jesuit priest faced with an alien clever race, it appears unfallen, which he ultimately concludes needs to be a Satanic fabrication. the second one, Doctor Mirabilis, is a ancient novel concerning the medieval proto-scientist Roger Bacon. The 3rd, along with very brief novels, Black Easter and The Day After Judgment, used to be written utilizing the idea that the ritual magic for summoning demons as defined in grimoires truly labored. In Black Easter, a robust industrialist and fingers service provider arranges to name up demons and set them unfastened on the planet for an evening, leading to nuclear struggle and the destruction of civilization; The Day After Judgment is dedicated to exploring the army and theological consequences.
Originally released in 1959 by means of Faber and Faber.
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We can safely leave the issue to the Bible itself and to its Divine Interpreter, the Holy Spirit; for we know that God has spoken, and yet speaks to man there, as in no other book. , 1878. , 1734. Rodwell, The Koran (Everyman's), 1861. Palmer, The Koran (World's Classics), 1900. 34 CHRISTIANITY EXPLAINED TO MUSLIMS Wherry, Commentary on the Quran, 4 vols. (Trübner), 1882. Muhammad Ali, The Holy Quran with Commentary, Woking, 1917. Yusuf Ali, The Holy Quran with Commentary, Lahore, 1934. , 1910.
This makes it the more extraordinary that a writer of the eminence of our Ahmadi commentator should not only use the definite article, but insert the word "all", thus, "wherein are all the right books". : "corruption by wilful misinterpretation”. We suspect it to be a case of the wish being father to the thought, for in his note (2783) he says: "the meaning of the passage is that in the Holy Qur’ān all those right directions are to be met with which were revealed in any other book, as well as those which may not have been previously revealed, but which are necessary for the guidance of man.
A Quranic passage sometimes quoted in support of this assertion runs thus, "An apostle from God, reciting pure pages, wherein are right scriptures", kutubun qaiyyimatun, 98: 2. "Right scriptures" in the Arabic is indefinite, with no obvious reference to anything preceding. This makes it the more extraordinary that a writer of the eminence of our Ahmadi commentator should not only use the definite article, but insert the word "all", thus, "wherein are all the right books". : "corruption by wilful misinterpretation”.
A Case of Conscience (After Such Knowledge, Book 1) by James Blish