His relations towards the unorthodox caliph Nur-ed-din were marked by extraordinary tact.
It was a menace to his empire on the south, the occasional ally of the Franks and the home of the unorthodox caliphs.
Other edicts of an earlier or later date forbade the unorthodox to hold assemblies in the towns, enjoined the surrender of all churches to the catholic bishops, and overthrew the heathen temples "throughout the whole world."
About the beginning of the 17th century he became a preacher among a sect called the "Seekers," and appears to have held unorthodox opinions about the divinity of Jesus Christ.
Thirdly, there can be no doubt that the Christians had recently assumed a much bolder attitude, and thus segregated themselves from the mass of those unorthodox sects which the Roman could afford to despise.
The soundtrack to Fireproof is a little unorthodox.
Here too we have the first sure trace of an expurgated recension, made with the idea of recovering the genuine form assumed, as earlier by Epiphanius, to lie behind an unorthodox recension of Clement's narrative.
They're available in a variety of shapes, materials, colors, and patterns, making them ideal for anyone taking a fresh, unorthodox approach to decorating their living spaces.
Unfortunately, due to a shortage of trained military personnel, the crew is a little unorthodox... .
Some people purchase both kinds of games, which lets the companies design and develop better games or unorthodox games that they may not have wanted to do in the first place.
You can always swing by your local home improvement store to see what they have on hand, but there are also some unorthodox low cost solutions to the problem of dining room lighting that you might want to consider.
Indie music is similar to alternative in its style and philosophy, however the structure of songs, as well as the type of instruments involved, may be more unorthodox.
Desperation creates odd situations and unorthodox methods.
Grab a few Game Boy games and try some unorthodox things.
Yes, he is unconventional and unorthodox, and I believe this strengthens his character.
By the end of 1771 his scientific reputation was such that he was suggested for the post of "astronomer" to Captain Cook's second expedition to the South Seas, but his unorthodox opinions were objectionable to certain members of the board of longitude and the appointment was not ratified.
His form of religious sentiment was not evangelical or mystical, any more than it was ascetic or ceremonial or dogmatic. As regards one of the accepted doctrines of his own church, the excellence of the celibate life, of poverty, and of elaborate obedience to a rule, he no doubt was a strong dissident; but the evidence that, as a Christian, he was unorthodox, that he was even a heretical or latitudinarian thinker in regard to those doctrines which the various Christian churches have in common, is not merely weak, it is practically nonexistent.
military personnel, the crew is a little unorthodox... .
On this differentiation of styles rests the whole aesthetics of chamber-music; but the subject is very subtle, and there is much, as for example in Schubert's quartets and his C major quintet, that is inspired by orchestral ideas without in the least vitiating the chamber-music style; though, judged by its appearance on paper, it seems as unorthodox as the notoriously orchestral beginnings of Mendelssohn's quartet in D and quintet in B.
He was, however, unable to be quiet or to practise any of those more or less pious frauds which were customary at the time with the unorthodox.
They ranged from such problems as the land settlement of the Punjab, or the introduction of civil marriage to provide for the needs of unorthodox Hindus, to the question how far the study of Persian should be required or encouraged among European civil servants.
The merest suspicion of unorthodox opinions, the possession of foreign newspapers, the wearing of a beard or an anonymous denunciation, sufficed for the arrest and condemnation of a man to years of imprisonment, while the attendibili, or persons under police surveillance liable to imprisonment without trial at any moment, numbered 50,000.
The object, however, was no temporary device; centuries later, 250 years after the founding of the temple of Jerusalem, the Brazen Serpent was regarded as unorthodox by the reforming king Hezekiah, and the historian who relates its overthrow ascribes its origin to the founder of Israelite national religion (2 Kings xviii.
Edgar, who was an only child, was much alone, but his mother (Eugenie Rozat Lagis, who was a person of education and strong though somewhat unorthodox religious views) exercised great influence over him.
Graham was credited with a number of unorthodox solo climbs, church steeples, office corridors etc., not always appreciated by officialdom.
Having given offence by his unorthodox views, he left Louvain, and took refuge in Leiden, where he appears to have been in the utmost distress.
His enemies accused him before a synod of French bishops (602) for keeping Easter according to the old British and now unorthodox way, and a more powerful conspiracy was organized against him at the court of Burgundy for boldly rebuking the crimes of King Theuderich II.
The decrees were put into execution by Pope John XXII., and a persecution raged in which, though the pope expressly protected the female Beguine communities of the Netherlands, there was little discrimination between the orthodox and unorthodox Beguines.
Write a short note in your wedding ceremony program explaining your unorthodox "bouquet" choice.
Willis' early descriptions of narcolepsy did not identify a cause for the disorder, and the early theories of what caused narcolepsy were unorthodox, at best.
Their totally unorthodox relationship included Tad's courtship of the country girl who was being used by the very wealthy Adam Chandler.
If something unorthodox or random seems to pop into your mind when thinking of the person you wish to memorialize, consider that as a possible tat design.
Janeway often finds unorthodox solutions to problems; this is no Starfleet martinet.
Erigena's contemporaries, and was certainly unorthodox enough to justify the condemnation which it subsequently received from Honorius III.; but its influence, together with that of the Pseudo-Dionysius, had a considerable share in developing the more emotional orthodox mysticism of the 12th and 13th centuries; and Neoplatonism (or Platonism received through a Neoplatonic tradition) remained a distinct element in medieval thought, though obscured in the period of mature scholasticism by the predominant influence of Aristotle.
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