Articles tagged: islam

On God & Goodness: 8 Lessons on the Euthyphro Dilemma

Philosophy

SPL Staff • July 24th, 2016

Listers, does God will something because it is good or is something good because God wills it? The question lies at the heart of the dialogue Euthyphro, written by Plato c. 399-395 BC, recounting a conversation between Socrates and a man named Euthyphro on the meaning of holiness. Though the... Read More →

The Crusades: 3 Books Worth Reading

history Literature

SPL Staff • February 8th, 2015

Listers, the following works have been chosen as excellent introductory texts to the Crusades. All three works come heavily recommended by Catholic professors and priests as superior primers on what is arguably one of the most misunderstood events in human history. All three title are available... Read More →

Boko Haram: 15 Political Cartoons on the Militant Islamists of Nigeria

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SPL Staff • January 20th, 2015

Listers, the radical Islamists of Boko Haram have terrorized, murdered, and burned their way through Nigeria. The name Boko Haram translates as Western Education is Forbidden. The Islamist militants have "killed more than 5,000 civilians between July 2009 and June 2014, including at least 2,000... Read More →

15 Catholic Quotes on ISIS, Islam, War, & the Persecuted Church

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SPL Staff • October 9th, 2014

1. Christians are Peace-Loving Citizens "Excellency, we Christians are peace-loving citizens caught up in the middle of a clash between Sunnis and Shiites, as well as attacks from Military groups. Our community has suffered a disproportionate share of hardship caused by sectarian conflicts,... Read More →

Islam as a Christian Heresy: 8 Quotes from St. John Damascene A.D. 749

Theology

SPL Staff • September 23rd, 2013

Listers in one of the earliest polemics against Islam, the "superstition of the Ishmaelites" was viewed as a heresy of Christianity. In his  work The Fount of Knowledge, St. John Damascene (c. 675 or 676 – 4 December 749) gifts the Church with one of the earliest summa theologicas. He is... Read More →

6 Books on Islam by Catholic Scholar Robert Spencer

Literature Philosophy

SPL Staff • July 15th, 2013

Listers, Opus Dei Father C.J. McCloskey, a Church historian and research fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute in Washington, referred to Robert Spencer as "perhaps the foremost Catholic expert on Islam in our country."1 According to his website, Jihad Watch, "Robert Spencer is the director... Read More →

Fear Not Little Flock: "All 12 Texts from the Holy Father''s Apostolic Journey to Lebanon

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SPL Staff • September 17th, 2012

Apostolic Journey to Lebanon (14-16 September 2012) On the occasion of the signing and publication of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops. All quotes are by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI unless otherwise cited.   1.... Read More →

Forged by WAR: The 3 Battles in the Rise of the Rosary

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SPL Staff • October 25th, 2011

**Listers: The Rosary. **What comes to mind? Pious grandmothers, humble priests, and rearview mirror decor? Most of us do not think of war; however, the rise of the rosary from a personal revelation to St. Dominic to a universal devotion was one spattered in blood, last hopes, and military... Read More →
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