idolatory

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The reason was that it symbolized idolatory, something forbidden in Islam.
Idolatory Similar idolatry over Satyajit Ray-- the man, the artiste, the icon-- constitutes another major chunk of the aggressive vocation that is Bengaliness.
As Hume had noted in his Natural History, discussing the relative merits of polytheism with monotheism: 'idolatory is attended with this evident advantage, that, by limiting the powers and functions of its deities, it naturally admits the gods of other sects and nations to a share of divinity, and renders all the various deities, as well as rites, ceremonies or traditions, compatabile with each other.' (p.
Medieval Jewish philosophers such as Judah Halevi also criticised the idolatory of philosophy conceived in theoretical terms and without regard to revelation.
In consequence of his total submission to the will of Allah, the life of Prophet Ibrahim became full of trials and threats, which started from his own father, Azar to the King Namrud who had stooped to idolatory worship.
The purpose of this paper is to build on the prior studies by examining the influence of gender, age , income and idolatory behavior on impulse buying.
This means to say that, in so far as it is an icon, the artistic text gets free of the status of eidolon, that is, from the idolatory of a world that has been objectified and reified.
First, there is the visual congruency of Hodges' painting, A View of Cape Stephens (New Zealand) in Cook's Straits with Waterspout and its "woman and fleshless Pheere." Second, while the albatross represents a Christian soul, it also suggests a totemic necklace worn by the ancient mariner, and thus not only a transgression of Christian values but also an act of idolatory. Smith recounts Coleridge as claiming: "Christianity brings immense advantages to a savage." (25) Tupaia was quick-witted and picked up much from Cook and his crew; in Coleridge's ballad, the figure perhaps based on him need not actually fire the crossbow but merely take the blame for firing it, as is implied in the stanzas that Coleridge omitted from the 1817 version.
The problems raised by proposing implicitly that 'secular' and 'religious' are in some kind of dichotomous relationship are unwittingly pointed to by the invocation of Luther's 95 Theses early in 'Instruments of Idolatory'.
Human Rights as Polities and Idolatory (Princeton: Princeton University, 2001).