by Paul Austin Murphy (October 2013)
Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali (c. 1058–1111) is often been referred to – by both Muslims and non-Muslims - as ‘the greatest Muslim after Muhammad’.
Avicenna and Averroes (still well-known in the West) were largely forgotten in the Muslim world but their influence in Europe was very strong. Ghazali, on the other hand, was more or less ignored in Europe yet his philosophy gained a supreme position in the Muslim world and it kept that position all the way to the 20th century and beyond. In other words, two important sustainers of philosophy were forgotten in the Muslim world, whereas the destroyer of philosophy (in his own words) gained an overwhelming hegemony. more>>>
Paul Austin Murphy
"Not just Al-Ghazali, but also some of his solemn explicators and enthusiasts, for example Eric Ormsby, gored, to put it
I've never heard of of Eric Ormsby. Nonetheless, I see that his book is called Ghazali: The Revival of Islam. You can say that again! The revival of Islam and the death of philosophy (in the Muslim world).
'Lord Harlech. Also known as David Ormsby-Gore. He of Camelot, the man who comforted Jackie, and produced five children, including a brace of rock-groupie daughters.
'Hugh, I don't get it. What's the pun?
'Not just Al-Ghazali, but also some of his solemn explicators and enthusiasts, for example Eric Ormsby, gored, to put it punningly.