Abraham Lincoln: Lessons in Spiritual Leadership by Elton Trueblood

By Elton Trueblood

Many writers have explored Lincoln's management; others have debated Lincoln's ambiguous spiritual identification. yet during this vintage paintings, Christian thinker and statesman Elton Trueblood unearths how Lincoln's management abilities flowed at once from his non secular convictions—which explains how the president used to be capable of mix what few leaders can carry jointly: ethical resoluteness with a intelligent skill to compromise; self belief in his reason whereas refusing to succumb to the traps of self-righteousness or triumphalism; and a dedication to victory whereas by no means wasting sight of his accountability for—or the humanity of—his enemy. those wealthy meditations provide deep knowledge and perception on essentially the most potent leaders of all time.

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Ed. Daniel Frank. Leiden 1995, pp. 179–97, esp. 197). Friedrich Niewöhner, in contrast, denies any bias towards Judaism and against Islam on the basis of the TanqҘ; he considers Ibn KammÖna to have been a religious sceptic beyond religion; see his “Die Wahrheit ist eine Tochter der Zeit. ” In Religionsgespräche im Mittelalter. Eds. Bernard Lewis and Friedrich Niewöhner. Wiesbaden 1992, pp. 357–69 esp. p. 364: “Ibn KammÖna argumentiert in den Entgegnungen auf das Judentum von einem Standpunkt aus, der weder christlich noch islamisch ist, aber auch nicht jüdisch sein kann, da er sich ja gegen das Judentum richtet.

10), Ibn KammÖna is described as al-Shaykh al-mu{aØØam wa-l-˜akÒm al-muqaddam qudwat al-˜ukamÊx al-yahÖdiyyÒn. See also mss. Feyzullah Efendi 1195, copied in 696/1297 in Tabriz, which has two indications as to author and title by two different hands on its title page: Shar˜ al-TalwҘÊt al-Suhrawardiyya taÉnÒf al-fÊÓil Mu{izz al-Dawla wa-huwa mu{ÊÉir al-{AllÊma al-ShÒrÊzÒ wa-l-nasab ilÊ Ibn KammÖna al-yahÖdÒ, and: Shar˜ al-TalwҘ li-l-Shaykh al-fÊÓil al-mu˜aqqiq {Izz al-Dawla Sa{d b. ManÉÖr al-ma{rÖf bi-Ibn KammÖna al-IsrÊxÒlÒ; Lâleli 2522, undated: Shar˜ al-TalwҘÊt li-l-˜akÒm al-mudaqqiq {Izz al-Dawla Sa{d b.

7316). 132 No complete edition of Durrat al-tÊj is yet available. Between 1317–20/1938–41 Sayyid Mu˜ammad MishkÊt published five portions of the work, namely fÊti˜a, jumla 1: logic (man¢iq), jumla 2: first philosophy ( falsafa-yi ÖlÊ), jumla 3: physics ({ilm-i ¢abÒ{Ò), and jumla 5: metaphysics ({ilm-i ilÊhÒ). The third edition which was at our disposal (Tehran 1369/1990) has the original pagination for each separate volume, as well as consecutive pagination for the editor’s introduction and all five volumes; in the following only the consecutive pagination will be given.

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