Malise Ruthven

Malise
Ruthven
1942

Irish Academic, Writer and Historian

Author Quotes

Most religions are absolutist. Claims to revelation militate against rational argument and compromise. In this sense all religions contain totalitarian possibilities; for totalitarianism, which welds the state into a single body “knit together as one man” is really the religious impulse, the worship of leadership and ideology, the cult of Person or Book, directed towards secular ends.

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First Name
Malise
Last Name
Ruthven
Birth Date
1942
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Irish Academic, Writer and Historian