The tolerant unity of highly varied and broadly, but undogmatically
, Sunni Islam was broken up by new 'scripturalist' demands to discard elements of ritual that were not directly based on instructions in the Qur'an and on sunnah and hadith, including celebrations of the Prophet's birthday (moulood) and worship centring on the tombs of holy men.
into an insane mind' and says that Poe's stories 'grew quite naturally out of a comparable ideality - a loose and undogmatically
held belief in the absolute primacy of the spirit and of a beauty that was the spirit's clearest, and at the same time most ineffable, human expression'.
8) Maureen Ihrie explains: "the skeptic feels the only reasonable solution to the dilemma [about the truth or falsehood of claims] is to suspend judgment on all matters and live undogmatically
, in accord with the customs and laws one perceives but without making any judgment as to their absolute truth or falsehood" (1982, 14).
Our life on earth is a pilgrimage, a prolegomenon, and one mustn't forget it: This basic conviction figures prominently, though undogmatically
, in all Spark's work, infusing it with the ambition of allegory.
More importantly, admitting the possibility of a spiritual dimension, even partially, tentatively, and undogmatically
, is not a weakness but a means of avoiding that 'exclusive view of things' against which he warned Moore.