Islam and other religions: How many scriptures? | The Economist


Many historians would agree that the advent of Islam in the seventh Christian century was at least tactically welcomed by Christian groups whose beliefs about Jesus and the Holy Trinity were at odds, albeit only slightly, with the formulas that had been carefully elaborated by the church’s great councils.

On the other hand, that’s not a very encouraging message for people whose ideas about Christ and the Trinity do coincide with “Byzantine Christian” thinking—in other words, most of today’s traditional Christian churches.

via Islam and other religions: How many scriptures? | The Economist.

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Air New Zealand set for its last-ever Boeing 747 flight


Air New Zealand’s last Boeing 747-400 is scheduled to operate Flight 7 Wednesday (Sep 10) evening, departing San Francisco at 9:30 p.m. local time. When it lands in Auckland, New Zealand, at around 5 a.m. Friday morning local time (Thursday afternoon U.S. time), the carrier will retire the jet from commercial passenger service.

via Air New Zealand set for its last-ever Boeing 747 flight.