She instructed her daughter in the tenets of her religion and taught her to aspire to higher powers of intellect and an independence of spirit forbidden to the female followers of Muhammad.
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Freedom of speech is a particularly American tenet.
The week before he came, we’d had a famous theologian whose words sent the students scurrying to their rooms to hassle half the night. But Caleb was like a cool wind from the north... No great theological problems. No debatable tenets. He spoke simply of...