The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia. By David Commins. pp. xii, 246. London, I.B. Tauris, 2006.

@article{Robinson2006TheWM,
  title={The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia. By David Commins. pp. xii, 246. London, I.B. Tauris, 2006.},
  author={F. Robinson},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={320 - 322}
}
  • F. Robinson
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both natural (p. 136). Awareness of a “creative/active principle”, a “subtle inner resolve” (pp. 133, 136, 143) is real, irrespectively of its sometimes perverse uses (e.g. opportunistic missionaries in Cambodia: pp. 105–107). This book is tastefully presented, well written (if lengthy on the gospels’ contradictions), and one forgives the occasional unusual spelling; BC for AD on p. 111; “Pharisees” for “Sadducees” at p. 23; and the reversal of captions for illustrations 11 and 12. The glossary… Expand