Oliver Leaman

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Oliver Leaman (born 1950) is professor of philosophy and Zantker Professor of Judaic studies at the University of Kentucky.


  • What cannot be emphasized enough is that there is nothing to be said for presenting 'the Islamic view' ... as though there exists one view which is shared by all Muslims. All religions contain a variety of interpretations of that religion, and trying to work out what the right view is should not detain us. Working out the orthodox position in each religion is in itself a minefield, and even if we skirt that minefield without coming to harm, it is not at all clear that an unorthodox belief is not nonetheless a belief which can be classified as falling under the religion.
    • Referring to God, edited by Paul Helm (New York: St Martin's Press: 2000), pp. 5-6

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