What holds together the interior of the world

I just wanted to share something I read today on the conflict between philosophy and theology in Medieval Islam, especially the immortal intellectual duel between Averroes and al-Ghazzali.  Simon van den Bergh, in the introduction to his 1954 translation of the former’s The Incoherence of the Incoherence, writes this remarkably beautiful passage (pages xxxv – xxxvi) concerning the similarities and subtly important differences between not only these two important thinkers, but ultimately between those who seek “what holds together the interior of the world” by the incisions of reason or the illuminations of faith:

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