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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

Subject: Religion

(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

... St Augustine's ( Austyn ) famous account in the Confessions of his conversion moves to its climax when he hears the voice of a child saying ‘take it and read’, and he returns to his Bible and reads the first passage on which his eyes fall—‘and all the darkness of doubt was dispelled’. And there was the divine Judge's book of reckoning which would be used on Doomsday. The book in general became a very significant symbol. The figure of Christ on the cross may be interpreted as a book. The world is a book created by God. History and nature are books for...

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