Dyed in Virtue: The Qur’ān and Plato’s Republic

Juan Cole

Abstract


Qur’ān 2:138, believers being “dyed by the dye of God,” echoes a figure of speech that was wide-spread in Greek from Plato to late antiquity, here tied to the Logos of Abraham, which is presented as a path to salvation for all monotheists.


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