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  • 161Marja' (Islamic law) — This article is about a Shia authority. For the town in Afghanistan, see Marja, Afghanistan. For people named Marja, see Marja (name). The top marja of Najaf Hawzah: (from left to right) Mohammad Ishaq al Fayyad, Ali al Sistani, Mohammad Said al… …

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  • 162Enlightenment (The Scottish) — The Scottish Enlightenment M.A.Stewart INTRODUCTION The term ‘Scottish Enlightenment’ is used to characterize a hundred years of intellectual and cultural endeavour that started around the second decade of the eighteenth century. Our knowledge of …

    History of philosophy

  • 163Argyll, George John Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of — (1823 1900)    Statesman and writer on science, religion, and politics, succeeded his f., the 7th duke, in 1847. His talents and eloquence soon raised him to distinction in public life. He acted with the Liberal party until its break up under the …

    Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • 164HASKALAH — (Heb. הַשְׂכָּלָה), Hebrew term for the Enlightenment movement and ideology which began within Jewish society in the 1770s. An adherent of Haskalah became known as a maskil (pl. maskilim). The movement continued to be influential and spread, with …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 165WEIZMANN, CHAIM — (1874–1952), first president of the State of Israel, president of the (World) Zionist Organization (1920–31 and 1935–46), and distinguished scientist. He was born on Nov. 27, 1874 (8 Kislev 5635), in the village of Motol near Pinsk, in the… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism